If there was one thing this pandemic has caused aside from world-wide infections, it's the closure of small, local businesses. However, as we begin to see weather warming up and more and more people becoming vaccinated, you're also seeing regulations slowly ease and businesses that had to close months and months ago begin to reopen.

A perfect example of that is a popular local bar in Waterville's South end. According to the Kennebec Journal, Waterville's Chez Paree bar reopened on Thursday. The bar originally shut down due to the pandemic more than a year ago on March 15h, 2020.

The bar had initially planned to reopen in November of 2020, but due to state and CDC guidelines was unable to do so. However, after more than a year, a deep clean, license securement and inspections, they are finally open again.


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