Squan’s Main Street Pedestrian Zone debuts new hours for fall


MANASQUAN — The borough’s pedestrian-only hours on Main Street have been extended into October with new nights starting this week.

Every Friday and Saturday through Oct. 31, Main Street [from South Street to Route 71] will close from 6 to 10 p.m. to allow for walk-through traffic.

“We’re hoping that people come out on Fridays and Saturdays and support both the retail and the restaurants, and just get out there and make sure we keep Main Street vibrant,” Councilman Jay Bryant told The Coast Star Monday.


The borough approved the Pedestrian Zone in June in an effort to boost business for restaurateurs and retailers during the pandemic after Gov. Phil Murphy announced that outdoor dining and limited in-store shopping would be permitted.

During the summer Main Street was closed for pedestrian hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays, however, Mr. Bryant said shifting into fall it will likely be easier for the community to come out on the weekends for outdoor shopping and dining.

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