We’ve seen a beautiful (rainy) Fall this year in Bend, and we know that Winter is right around the corner! Did you know that different towns and cities have different regulations and various people responsible for snow removal and sidewalk shoveling? In Bend, the DBBA is responsible for keeping the main (ADA compliant) sidewalk clear, each store owner is responsible for shoveling snow from their storefront to the sidewalk, and (if necessary) from the sidewalk to the curb in front of their business. The good news is that the DBBA has a fleet of new snow shovels that Downtown Businesses are welcome to borrow when that wintery white stuff starts to fall. We also want to give a big shout out to Stewart at Bellatazza for lending us his snowblower this year – Thanks, Stewart! These means that sidewalk will get cleared faster and easier! As a store owner, if you have any questions or if you need to borrow a snow shovel – please let us know!