The Orange Chamber of Commerce is excited as we move to the safe re-opening of the Orange Business Community! The Board of Directors recognizes and understands the challenges that many of our members are facing due to the COVID-19 closures. Please know that we have been working tirelessly on your behalf. We have collaborated with the City of Orange to get information out to you about two Business Assistance programs that are focused on helping the City of Orange businesses. For more information, go to www.cityoforange.org for information or go to www.orangechamber.com. Our website has been updated with valuable information - from our COVID-19 Business Resources web page to our Support Orange–Shop Orange page, we implemented a successful Drive up, Take out and Save program that promoted local restaurants.
For the month of July the Orange Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the City Council approved a plan to allow restaurants in the City to create outdoor dining spaces by utilizing private walkways and private parking lots where safe and possible to do so. The Chamber has been working hard to develop a plan that would provide much needed outdoor space for our local restaurants. Further the Council approved a plan for our Old Towne Orange Plaza restaurants that includes street closures to allow for outdoor dining options. In the Plaza, Glassell Street (north and south, between Maple Avenue and Almond Avenue) will be closed starting July 8th through July 31st, as will the southwest quadrant parking in the Plaza (in front of Starbucks) for the Outdoor Dining Program. Chapman Avenue will continue to be open for traffic. All sidewalks in the Downtown will continue to be available for pedestrian and ADA access. We would like to thank our members for your commitment and partnership; the Orange Chamber is strong because of you. If there are additional ways we can help your business during this time, please contact our Executive Director, Irma Hernandez, at Irma@orangechamber.com.
The Orange Chamber would like to encourage everyone to come out and enjoy some outdoor dining in Orange County's best downtown. Help support our Orange restaurants and businesses throughout the city. #orangeisopen
Stay safe as we begin to re-open and get back to business!