Annual Church Street sidewalk sale still happening during pandemic

Published: Aug. 13, 2020 at 7:50 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2020 at 4:05 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The Church Street Marketplace in Burlington is buzzing this week thanks to the annual sidewalk sale.

More than 60 local boutiques and national brands are offering discounts and deals through Sunday.

Visitors must wear masks and distance from other shoppers per the state mandate.

Business owners say though there's significantly less foot-traffic compared to years past, they're getting a much-needed boost.

"Relative to previous sidewalk sales, it's pretty slow, but relative to what our weekdays have looked like the last couple months, it's been pretty busy and pretty encouraging," said Luke Wight of Kiss the Cook.

Wight says during a normal year, the store would be packed with lines out the door.

To accommodate customers who prefer not to connect in person, he also upgraded and relaunched his website, making deals accessible online for the first time.

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