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‘Honking and cheering’: Rochester’s colorful outdoor dining barrier art gets rave reviews

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Drab concrete barriers, needed for the safety of outdoor diners, became a colorful continuous mural along North Main Street, painted by volunteers on Saturday.

The barriers became a familiar site this past year, as restaurant owners, dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, struggled to stay afloat after patrons had to stop dining indoors at their favorite restaurants. Dining spaces outdoors were “created” outside of restaurants, protected areas behind concrete jersey barrier style units to protect diners from traffic.

While restaurant owners worked to make the new outdoor spaces welcoming, from the street, it was just concrete.

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