The City of San Luis Obispo is considering closing off Bubblegum Alley if proper social distancing is not followed.
City Manager Derek Johnson says the city is monitoring activity there and keeping the popular attraction open for now.
He says there are “elegant design solutions” that could be placed at the alley if concerns with social distancing arise.
The question arose Tuesday morning when local radio show host Adam Montiel shared pictures on Instagram of workers putting up wooden slats and a door at the ends of the alley, located along Higuera Street downtown.
Bubblegum Alley was open as of late Tuesday morning.
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Is this our LAST LOOK at #BubblegumAlley? Up & Adam in the Morning correspondent and show contributor Jaime Juarez called the show today to report on air what he was witnessing: city officials apparently legit boarding up and solidly closing the alley. He reported officials did not like that he was recording this. Obviously, with the Rona / #CovidConcerns, it’s seems easy to understand why, question is, is it permanent? Have calls into city now. Is it time for Bubblegum Alley to permanently close?