A sunny day at Brighton's mill pond

June 10, 2020

Main street becomes pedestrian sanctuary Fridays and Saturdays to support healthy socialization.

Walking through downtown Brighton is about to become much easier. Starting June 12 through Labor Day, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Main Street in Downtown  Brighton will be closed to vehicular traffic. The street will be open to pedestrians and downtown businessses in an effort to provide more space for social distancing downtown.

With the generous support of First National Bank, hand washing and sanitizing stations will be available along with picnic tables places at safe distances. These amenities will further encourage healthy socialization while allowing patrons to enjoy downtown businesses.

“First National takes great pride in our commitment to helping improve the quality of life across Livingston County. The downtown Brighton community – it’s merchants, residents and government – they all help us do just that and we are pleased to participate with this support, ” said Ron Long, president and CEO of First National Bank.

“The leadership and commitment First National has shown through its support will hopefully inspire other businesses and show that we can get through this together,” Brighton Downtown Development Authority Vice-Chair Cal Stone asserts. “Although the pandemic has canceled many of this years summer events that Downtown Brighton is known for, this new initiative will keep that strong sense of community alive. Let’s safely celebrate our community by giving everyone a little extra space to enjoy our downtown.”

If you are a Downtown Brighton business owner and would like to learn more about the Main Street closure. or for more information, questions or concerns, please contact [email protected] or (810)  844-5053.

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