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Rehoboth Beach extends Meterless Mondays through end of beach season

Karl Malgiero
Delaware Public Media

The Rehoboth Beach Board of commissioners continues pursuing ways to boost local business amid a global pandemic.


The board voted unanimously to extend Meterless Mondays through the end of the season in mid-September.


The free parking program was scheduled to run until the end of August, but the commissioners say they’ve noticed how successful the program is in attracting people to the downtown area.


Commissioner Edward Chrzanowski notes he hears about  Meterless Mondays’ impact from local businesses.


“I was certainly one that was against continuing it past the 31st because I was hopeful that business would have increased more throughout the summer and Labor Day might have been a bigger weekend than I think it will be.”


Businesses in Rehoboth Beach continue to see a steep decline in sales from last year, with hundreds of millions in lost revenue.


The last free parking day will now be September 14th. The free parking runs from 4pm through 10pm. SOC

Roman Battaglia grew up in Portland, Ore, and now reports for Delaware Public Media as a Report For America corps member. He focuses on politics, elections and legislation activity at the local, county and state levels.