Established in one or several parking spots, a parklet is a temporary or permanent outdoor space where people rather than cars can park.
The strange-looking word "StrEatery"— seen in the sign that's visible in the first photo below — is being used to describe the dining-style that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is becoming the restaurant norm nationwide. Scroll down to see how parklets are helping to transform streets and parking lots into fresh air eateries.
No to Parking, Yes to Eating
Bridge Street is Closed to Cars But Open for Dinner
Parking for People Instead of (Three or Four) Cars
Downtown Parklet Patio Dining
A Green Spot in a Parking Lot
Picnicking on Pavement
Supper in the Supermarket Parking Lot
Pop-Ups Tents and Planters Turn Parking Spaces Into a Dinner Spot
A Workaround Welcome on West Street
Published August 2020
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