A lifeline for restaurants last summer during the coronavirus pandemic returns to Harrisburg.
Beginning May 1, several streets, including North Second Street, will be closed to traffic to enable Saturday Nights in the City. The events take place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays in summer.
"We are happy to bring this summer initiative back," said Mayor Papenfuse. "I encourage residents to support their favorite restaurants."
Saturday Nights, a partnership between the Downtown Improvement District and the City of Harrisburg, aims to help restaurants in trouble during the pandemic boost business. Many restaurant owners in the city have hailed the outdoor events for extra revenue.
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Participating restaurants include: Stock's on Second, Carleys Ristorante and Piano Bar, Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar, Bourbon Street Saloon, Zembies, Aroogas, Taste Key West, Cork & Fork, Federal Taphouse, Rubicon, Mangia Qui , Los Tres Cubanos, JB Lovedraft & # 39; s, McGrath & # 39; s Pub, The Brick House and Café Fresco.
Guests can order takeaway food and drinks and enjoy them at an outdoor table. Alcohol-licensed restaurants cordon off individual dining areas in front of their facilities.
City officials urge everyone to continue to observe precautions such as social distancing and mask use.
The following streets will be closed from 3:30 p.m. onwards:
North Second Street, from Market to Pine StreetState Street, from Church Street to North Second Street – head westNorth Street, from Susquehanna Street to Third StreetConoy Street in Shipoke