Downtown businesses to remain open during long weekend street closure

Downtown Fredericton Inc. says one block of Regent Street between King and Queen Streets will be closed this weekend, but businesses will remain open to pedestrian traffic throughout.

According to a press release, the closure over the Victoria Day long weekend is to allow for the installation of a crane on a construction site.

During the closure, Downtown Fredericton Inc. has set up a parking reimbursement program, with customers encouraged to park at the East End Garage and walk to their destination on Regent Street.

Downtown Fredericton Inc. says customers can then present their East End Parking Garage receipt when making a purchase at any business on Regent Street between King and Queen Streets and get back up to $3.00, the equivalent of 3 hours of parking.

Bruce McCormack, General Manager of Downtown Fredericton Inc., says, "we hope that by offering this parking incentive, customers will continue to patronize their favourite Regent Street venues on the Victoria Day long weekend."

The street closure is expected to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday May 17 and will be in place through Monday May 20.