KING TOWNSHIP IS TAKING IT TO THE STREET IN SUPPORT OF BUSINESSES ON SCHOMBERG’S MAIN STREET.
Pop-Up Patios Are Popping Up on Main Street this August.
Pop-Up Patios are being installed on Schomberg's historic Main Street. The patios will be installed in front of The Grackle Coffee Company on August 14 and Leonardo's Pizzeria and Smokehouse on August 17.
The patios will expand outdoor dining space and support physical distancing within Schomberg’s historic commercial core and have been provided and installed by King Township, with partnership funding from Central Counties Tourism.
“We are delighted to be creating such an innovative use of public space,” said King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “In these COVID times these patios will provide additional outdoor dining capacity for the community, as well as stimulating the economic recovery of our local businesses and adding to the charm of Main Street.”
The pop-up patios will remain in place until October 31st 2020. Each patio measures 18 feet by 7 feet and will occupy approximately 1 on-street parking space while providing about 130 square feet of patio space each. Some patios may be adjoined.
For those needing to park for a period less than 3 hours on Main Street, ample street parking will remain. Those needing to park for more than 3 hours can make use of the Green P lot beside the Post Office or park in the Parks Depot (Old Arena) lot on Western Avenue. More information on where to park.
In light of ongoing COVID-19 requirements, Township staff supports improving physical distancing within the downtown core. The Township has been working with the Main Street Business Management Committee to discuss the best way to support local businesses without compromising the safety of patrons, residents and visitors and has been actively supporting Main Street businesses on the website www.schombergmainstreet.ca and through social media.
The businesses on Main Street are looking forward to seeing many residents and visitors out, enjoying dining and shopping safely while socially distancing. Please use hand sanitizer often and remember masks are mandatory while shopping indoors.