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.
Businesses can apply to take part by following the link here:
As of June 12, the following businesses have already signed up:
|A Single Pebble||133 Bank||Greenbelt Seat|
|El Cortijo||189 Bank St||Street Seat|
|Kens Pizza||170 Bank||Street Seat|
|Dobra Tea||80 Church St||Street Seat|
|The Gryphon||131 Main Street||Street Seat|
|Bistro De Margot||126 College St||Street Seat|
|Simon and Pearce||157 Bank||Grab & Go Pickup Space|
|Nunyuns||139 North Champlain||Grab & Go Pickup Space|
|Bento||197 College Street||Grab & Go Pickup Space|
|Honey Road||Church & Main||Grab & Go Pickup Space|
|A Single Pebble||139 Bank Street||Grab & Go Pickup Space|