The iconic Huntington Beach pier is taking on pedestrian traffic again.
Orange County Supervisors approved the reopening on Tuesday, for the first time since it was shut down in March due to the Covet-19 pandemic.
But visitors will not be allowed to loiter or gather in large groups.
“We’re just happy to be back in business,” Andrew Martin, owner of the Kite Connection store, told the Orange County Register. “As soon as they reopened the pier, a lot of people were coming up and welcoming us back.”
Like other businesses, the shop’s operators are rethinking how shelves and pathways are organized, and will move many sale items outside.
The 1,850-foot pier first opened in 1904.