Beginning today, Friday, July 24, the Central West End will shut off traffic through two separate sections of Euclid Avenue to provide additional outdoor seating for seven local restaurants. From 5 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Euclid Avenue will be closed at McPherson Avenue — from the alley immediately north to the alley immediately south — and between Maryland Avenue and Carriage Lane.
The Central West End North Community Improvement District (CID) set about the project to improve business by offering a safer dining option, and public safety is at the forefront of the setup. “We’re really stressing that people abide by public health guidelines,” said Erica Lembo, marketing and communication coordinator for the CWE North CID. “Tables will be spread out at safe distances and restaurants will have people making sure people are socially distancing and wearing masks when they aren’t at the tables, and we are bringing in extra hand sanitizer stations.”