Cape May Window Shopping Curbside Delivery
Cape May Window Shopping Weekend will take place Memorial Day Weekend Friday, May 22-Monday, May 25 from 11 AM-4 PM.
When so many businesses expressed enthusiasm about the project to stimulate the local economy, it was extended to all of Cape May City and West Cape May.
Described as a way to unify all in the business community and have customers support small businesses in a socially responsible manner.
How it works:
Each business participating will be offering curbside pickup for items featured in their store windows. See individual signs on business doors for instructions as to how to shop their sales as well as their business hours. Each business varies.
Businesses expecting long lines for Cape May window shopping will place social distancing markers outside their stores.
New Jersey Governor Murphy relaxed the ban on retail shopping. The Order permits non-essential retail businesses to allow curbside pickup of goods, beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18, but businesses must continue to have their in-store operations closed to customers.
Each individual business will be responsible for their own sales. Individual signs can be placed on store doors for instructions as to how to shop your sales alongside your business hours.
Customer transactions should be handled in advance by phone, email, facsimile, or other means that avoid person-to-person contact.
Businesses offering takeout have been operating on the Washington Street Mall and other areas of the City. The Ugly Mug, Coffee Tyme has served customers practicing social distancing and offering curbside delivery.
Some local residents have objected to Governor Murphy’s pace in reopening New Jersey during the pandemic.
Holiday Weekend Approaches
As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, Cape May officials announced beaches will be open for sunbathing and sitting starting Friday, May 22nd. However, due to seasonal staffing levels of lifeguards, swimming would be prohibited. Walking, jogging, and running are permitted on the beach.
Surfing is permitted at Poverty Beach (Wilmington Avenue), The Cove, Surfing Beach (Gurney Street), and South Queen (Queen Street).
Beach Tags normally starting when lifeguards go on duty Memorial Day weekend will begin at a later date. The snack bar and the public bathrooms on Broadway both appear to be ready for the usual big weekend.