Annual Sidewalk Sale enjoys great weather and huge crowds

| 10 Jul 2017 | 07:47

— Those visiting Warwick's annual Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, July 8, and Sunday, July 9, enjoyed good weather, comfortable temperatures and especially on Sunday, bright sun and blue skies.
There were also plenty of vendors and non-profits stationed along Main Street and Railroad Avenue along with restaurants offering both indoor and outdoor dining.
Non-profit, civic and religious organizations had also been invited to participate free of charge.
New for this year and in honor of the Village of Warwick's Sesquicentennial was the introduction of "Pickers Paradise" featuring antiques and all things vintage, salvaged, reclaimed and upcycled one of kind finds.
And on Sunday there was a pie-eating contest sponsored by Noble Pies.
Event Chair Corrine Iurato, manager of Peck's Wines and Spirits, reported that this year's July Sale was another big success.
"We had a great turnout," said Tom Roberts, president of the Merchant Guild and owner of Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe.
Past President Mary Beth Schlichting, co-owner of Frazzleberries gifts and furnishings store, agreed.
"It was terrific," she said. "We had a wonderful sidewalk sale."
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