Enjoy Curbside Dining in Downtown. The Parklet Pilot Program, which allows restaurants and bars to utilize on-street parking spaces in front of their restaurants for additional seating is citywide. The City first launched the pilot Downtown in partnership with the DDD. We have long advocated for parklets and using parking lanes for additional café-style seating. Restaurants and bars are critical elements of Downtown’s economy and quality of life and in helping us all to get through the challenges of COVID as we focus on the promise of returning to the many charms of Downtown.
Ruby Slipper Magazine Street, The Pythian Market, Juan’s Flying Burrito, Cochon Butcher, Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar & Restaurant, Herbsaint, Café Carmo, Cochon, Meril, St. James Cheese Company, The Howlin’ Wolf, and Seaworthy are among the first restaurants in Downtown to offer curbside dining!
The DDD provided stanchion ropes and lights to the first 5 Downtown restaurants to register. The City of New Orleans will place barriers in each location and bag meters where needed.
The DDD Economic Development Team is working with Downtown businesses interested in participating in the program. Please contact DDD Retail Attraction Specialist, Ryan Bordenave at [email protected]. Application fees for Curbside Parklets have been waved through March 31, 2021.