For years, some Manchester downtown businesses like 4 Beach (see above) have used the areas just outside their doors to display goods to entice people inside. Essex, with its antique shops, has practically made an art of it.  But in this “COVIDian” time of shutting down, other businesses including restaurants and retailers who don’t have a lot of “entry” sidewalk space have sought to expand their storefronts into the outdoor sidewalks to ensure safety and they need help and support from their towns to make it happen.  Cala’s is one such business.  As you can see from the photo below, Cala’s has officially begun offering socially-distanced “al fresco” dining.