UPDATE: Open-Air dining area is closed, Albert Avenue re-opens to traffic

Published: Aug. 11, 2020 at 5:07 PM EDT
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The East Lansing Open-Air Dining Area, located along Albert Avenue in downtown East Lansing is officially closed.

The East Lansing Department of Public Works crews have removed picnic tables and barricades this morning. Albert Avenue is fully re-opened to vehicular traffic.

“We hope community members enjoyed the outdoor space over the past few months, and that downtown businesses benefited from this pilot endeavor,” said East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas. “Our staff will be evaluating operations for possible implementation again next summer.”

Community members are encouraged to continue to support downtown East Lansing businesses during this challenging time, the release said,.

The release also said that Downtown visitors are still that required to wear masks at all times inside and outside within the boundaries of the Downtown Development Authority.

The city manager says they will evaluate possibly opening it back up again next summer.

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