Glens Falls cancels Take a Bite after county deems festival “non-essential”

News
take a bite

(Photo: Glens Falls Collaborative)

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The annual Take a Bite festival is a time when around a dozen Glens Falls restaurants set up shop downtown, with booths vending bite-sized samples and culinary delights down Glen, Maple and Ridge streets. This year, those streets won’t be blocked off.

The 2020 Take a Bite festival was canceled Tuesday night as the city Common Council withdrew support for the event, following a non-essential designation from Warren County.

The festival typically takes place over a series of Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m.

The city was initially in support of finding a way to move forward with this year’s festival, after organizers brought a plea to the Common Council to allow a customized event with picnic tables, to better service social distancing standards.

The council’s verdict was that the county would need to approve a safety plan before any closures could be granted. When it became clear that the county would not give that support, the city pulled back support.

LATEST STORIES

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Coronavirus Videos

Audience sits close at Trump's Mt Rushmore event

Expert: US leaving WHO would be 'gift' to China

Trump: FDA hydroxy warning based on 'phony study'

Kroger to give $130M in ‘Thank You’ pay

Fauci Testifies

Download our news app

App Store Link
Google Play Link

Latest PODCAST episode

More PODCAST: On the Story with Trishna Begam
CHECK OUT OUR NEW APP FEATURES

Click Below to set up your cable box

Cuomo Under Fire News

More Cuomo Under Fire