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.

 

What Are the Signature Drinks From Every State?

50 Famous Brands That No Longer Exist

UP NEXT: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

Do you have our free radio station app yet? If not, it's the perfect way to request a song, talk to the DJs, enter exclusive contests and to stay up to date with everything that's happening in and around Central Maine and the world. When you download it, make sure you turn on the push notifications so that we can send you exclusive content and local breaking news that you need to know about first. Just enter your mobile number below and we'll send a download link right to your mobile device. After that, you can download for free and immediately begin accessing all kinds of exclusive content tailored just for you. Give it a try and stay connected with us!

Get our free mobile app