Starting tonight, the Central West End will become a new hot spot for outdoor dining.
On Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10pm throughout the summer, sections of Euclid Avenue will be closed to street traffic, the CWE Business Community Improvement District announced in a press release today. As a result, local restaurants will be able to expand their outdoor seating to the street during these hours.
“Our small businesses are the lifeblood of the Central West End and thanks to this program, many of them will be able to safely seat more customers,” executive director Kate Haher said in the release. “We know restaurants in particular have suffered during the shutdown and we want to give them the best possible chance of surviving the COVID-19 pandemic, while providing a place for visitors to the CWE this summer.”
Euclid will be closed at McPherson and north of Maryland to the first alley during these hours.
The program will be carried out in accordance with all local health guidelines. Social distancing will be in place, and mask wearing is recommended when guests are not eating or drinking.
Participating restaurants include Cocina Latina, Drunken Fish, Kingside Diner, Mission Taco Joint, Ranoush, Thai202, Yellowbelly and more. For a a full list of participants, visit the Central West End CID's website.