Making Space for Restaurant and Retail Recovery in Burlington

Making Space for Restaurant & Retail Recovery is a three part initiative to support area businesses, give them the outdoor space they need and help the community feel even safer visiting their favorite establishments. The City of Burlington Department of Public Works (DPW), Church Street Marketplace (CSM) and the Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO) have developed this program with three key focus areas:

  • Expanded Street Seats & Sidewalks: Building on the successful Street Seat pilot last season, the city has been working with the business community on expedited, low-cost, no fee ways to expand dining options and retail onto the greenbelt and into the parking lane (platforms are optional). 
  • Grab & Go Zones: With pick-up options increasingly popular during this period of social distancing, DPW is working with the business community to determine where free, temporary, short term parking can be placed to allow safe, efficient pick-up of Burlington’s excellent cuisine and retail. 
  • Open Streets: Building on this popular community event where select streets are closed to cars and open to businesses and residents on the weekend, the city is working with the business community to support safe outdoor dining and retail this summer. Look out for more info on this soon.
Burlington Street Seat Pilot in 2019

Businesses can apply to take part by following the link here:

https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/covid-19/Making-Space

As of June 12, the following businesses have already signed up:

BusinessLocationDescription
A Single Pebble133 BankGreenbelt Seat
El Cortijo189 Bank StStreet Seat
Kens Pizza170 BankStreet Seat
Dobra Tea80 Church StStreet Seat
The Gryphon131 Main StreetStreet Seat
Bistro De Margot126 College StStreet Seat
Simon and Pearce157 BankGrab & Go Pickup Space
Nunyuns139 North ChamplainGrab & Go Pickup Space
Bento197 College StreetGrab & Go Pickup Space
Honey RoadChurch & MainGrab & Go Pickup Space
A Single Pebble139 Bank StreetGrab & Go Pickup Space