Beginning Saturday, Stamford Downtown, in conjunction with the City of Stamford, is launching a new initiative designed to welcome visitors back to the neighborhood to dine at restaurants and shop at the stores. The program is called Streateries in Stamford Downtown. It provides expanded space for walking and eating while maintaining social distancing and adhering to the state and local public health protocols.

Phase One will consist of full closures of Main Street and West Park Place surrounding Columbus Park, Lower Summer Street, and Bedford Street from Broad Street to Spring Street. These streets will be closed from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 as a pilot that may be replicated other times throughout the summer.

Phase Two will consist of extending sidewalk areas into some on-street parking spaces and travel lanes to allow for expanded outdoor dining while maintaining robust ADA walkways. These closures will be implemented along Main Street, Summer Street and Bedford Street in early June and will be in place for the season through September.

Phase Three will be the creation of the Bedford Piazza, transforming a portion of the parking area between Bedford Street and the Bedford Garage into a massive outdoor dining patio unparalleled in the region. When enjoying Downtown with family and friends, please respect posted guidelines, observe social distancing, and wear a mask at all times when you’re not seated and eating.

Photo and information provided by Stamford Downtown

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