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,” said former DDD President & CEO Kurt Weigle. “Restaurants and bars are a critical element 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, and Cochon are among the first restaurants in Downtown to offer curbside dining! Meril has been approved for a parklet and will be coming soon!
The DDD has provided landscaped planters, stanchion posts and ropes, and string lights to enhance the dining experience Downtown. 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@example.com.