Politics and mask wearing disputes put aside, we can all agree that what Lexington really needs is more downtown parking spaces.
Two downtown restaurants were recently approved to add temporary parklets, which are sidewalk extensions usually installed in parking lanes or parking spaces to provide more space.
Oscar Diggs on North Limestone received permission to put tables in two metered parking spaces along the street. Centro, which is located on Cheapside, received permission to expand into Cheapside Park.
“Allowing a Parklett in front of Oscar Diggs certainly gives us the flexibility to expanded outside dining. It gives us ample social distancing, and a less crowded sidewalk,” says says Ralph Quillin, owner of Oscar Diggs.
“With only 28 inside seats this should give us an additional 24 seats on the sidewalk and 24 seats in the Parklett.”
“We’ve spent over 100 man hours in-house devising a safe and functional service protocol and the added space makes serving our guest that much easier and safer.”