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Could COVID-19 concerns close Downtown SLO's Bubblegum Alley?

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Posted at 2:18 PM, May 19, 2020

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.