There’s a fun event coming up on Saturday October 16 in New Bedford’s North End. The very first Love the Ave sidewalk sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and everyone is invited to the party.
The event is sponsored by the New Bedford Community Economic Development Center, an organization that has been part of the North End for many years. Managing Director Corinn Williams said she grew up in the North End and her organization is looking to do everything possible to rejuvenate the business district along Acushnet Avenue.
Speaking this week on Town square Sunday, Williams said many small businesses on the avenue suffered a financial blow during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the sidewalk sale will hopefully help them recoup some of their losses.
She said there will be a lot of different items for sale from Portuguese, Latino and Guatemalan merchants. Entertainment and activities for children will also be on the program. At lunchtime you can enjoy delicious dishes in the many and varied restaurants, bakeries and food stalls along the avenue.
Williams also shared with us an update on the Capitol Theater Project, in which the CEDC is partnering with the Waterfront Historic Area League, and other events in the North End.
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