North Adams will be closing a portion of Center Street beginning Monday to usher in outdoor dining.

In a press release from the Mayor's Office on Thursday, the city stated that Center Street will be blocked off at the St. Anthony's Drive parking lot to make space for outdoor dining. Traffic flow will be routed through the lot.

The west end of Center Street, which faces State Street, will remain a two-way road. To the east, the street will be one-way.

In the release, Mayor Thomas Bernard said the idea of increased outdoor dining has been discussed "for several years now," and the phased reopening of Massachusetts communities gives North Adams the opportunity to explore those plans.

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