DOWNTOWN SLC OPEN STREETS EXTENDS MAIN STREET ROAD CLOSURE FOR OUTDOOR DINING, PERFORMANCES AND ART ACTIVATIONS
Open Streets activations run 6:00 – 10:00 pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through October 10
Salt Lake City (September 24, 2020) — After a first-weekend road closure from 400 to 300 South, Downtown SLC Open Streets will expand northbound Main Street automobile closures from 400 South to South Temple each weekend through October 10. This closure will further animate the spacious Main Street corridor with extended patio service areas for restaurants and retailers. Musicians and artists will perform in various locations on Main Street from Exchange Place to City Creek Center.
“The response we’ve received from restaurants and patrons exceeded our expectations. Some downtown restaurants reported a 30 percent increase in sales last weekend,” said Dee Brewer, executive director of the Downtown Alliance. “And, it was good, physically-distanced fun!” Brewer says Open Streets’ goal is to attract 2,000 visitors each weekend and support downtown hospitality and retail businesses.”
Open Streets is not a street festival or a block party, but rather an expansion of Main Street pedestrian options to allow residents and visitors the space to enjoy the energy of downtown at large. There are currently 135 restaurants and bars and over 100 local and downtown-only retailers open for business.
Physical distancing, face coverings, frequent disinfecting and other safety guidelines are requested. Restaurants and shops require facemasks upon entry. $2 parking is available in the parking garage located on Gallivan Avenue thanks to the Wasatch Group. City Creek Center offers complimentary parking for the first two hours.
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Open Streets is a partnership between Salt Lake City, the Downtown Alliance and THE BLOCKS to sustain downtown restaurants and retailers.