Annual July Sidewalk Sale enjoys great weather and record crowds


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  • Photos by Roger Gavan The general consensus about this year’s annual sidewalk sale, held on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8, was that it was a huge success.




  • Many of the visitors took an opportunity to enjoy outdoor dining.




  • Visitors enjoyed excellent weather, comfortable temperatures, bright sun and blue skies.




  • Past Merchant Guild President Mary Beth Schlichting (right) had a special reason to enjoy the sale when her daughter Megan Sullivan traveled from her home in the Albany area to see her mom and enjoy the popular Warwick event.




— The general consensus about this year's annual sidewalk sale, held on Saturday, July 7, and Sunday, July 8, was that it was a huge success.

Visitors enjoyed excellent weather, comfortable temperatures, bright sun and blue skies.

"This was the best July sidewalk sale to date," said Tom Roberts, president of the Merchant Guild and owner of Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe.

Past Merchant Guild President Mary Beth Schlichting echoed that sentiment.

"Thanks to this beautiful weather," she said. "We did have our best sidewalk sale."

There were approximately 40 vendors and non-profits stationed along Main Street and Railroad Avenue. Many of the visitors took an opportunity to enjoy indoor and outdoor dining.

Event Chair Corrine Iurato, manager of Peck's Wines and Spirits, also reported that this year's July Sale was a big success.

"The weather made it," she said. "I couldn't have ordered better."

Other business owners like Tim Mullally, co-owner of Style Counsel and Blue fashion shops also reported brisk sales inside as well as outside their stores as a result of the increased traffic from the sidewalk sale.

The annual Sidewalk Sale is hosted by the Warwick Merchants Guild with local shops and eateries contributing to fund the event.

- Roger Gavan






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