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Nine New Streateries and Three New Parklets Are Coming Soon Around Seattle

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Find them in Capitol Hill, Ballard, Wallingford, and more.

The parklet at Capitol Hill's Montana Bar, which will become a streatery.
The parklet at Capitol Hill's Montana Bar, which will become a streatery.
Seattle Department of Transportation

As an expansion of the city's "parklet" program that turns street parking spaces into tiny public parks, the Seattle Department of Transportation announced a new "streatery" push yesterday, which converts some of a food establishment's street parking into sidewalk seating during business hours. When the eatery is closed, the space becomes a parklet, open to everyone.

At the end of February, SDOT gave businesses and community organizations a month to apply for a parklet or streatery space, and now they announce that they will be rolling out nine new streateries and three new parklets throughout Seattle this year.

NEW STREATERIES:

Elysian Bar (converting a portion of the existing Chromer Parklet to a streatery), 1516 2nd Ave

Montana Bar (converting existing parklet to a streatery), 1506 E Olive Way

Comet Tavern and Lost Lake Lounge (converting existing parklet to a streatery), 10th Ave and Pike St

Stoneburner, 5214 Ballard Ave NW

Mamnoon, 1508 Melrose Ave

Flowers Bar & Restaurant, 4247 University Way NE

Bottleneck Lounge, 2328 E Madison St

Guild 19th LLC (business not yet named), 600 19th Ave E

TnT Taqueria, 2114 N 45th St

NEW PARKLETS:

Community Arts Create, 4248 S Orcas St

Mighty-O Donuts, 1550 NW Market St

Sugar Plum, 324 15th Ave

In addition to these new projects, three previously approved parklets in Hillman City, Ballard, and First Hill will also open shortly, SDOT reports. The parklets already open include locations outside the Oasis Tea Zone in the International District, at the SIFF Cinema Uptown in Lower Queen Anne and at Tin Umbrella Coffee Roasters in Hillman City. When the parklets and streateries now in development are complete, the city will have 14 parklets and nine streateries total.

Jason Stoneburner told Komo he thinks the three on-street parking spaces he will swap for these 20 outdoor seats is worth it for his Ballard restaurant. "On days like today," Stoneburner said, referring to the sunny weather, "I think it's going to have a little bit of a draw."

According to Komo, restaurants with streateries will pay the city for lost parking revenue, which, depending on the neighborhood, comes to a few thousand dollars per space each year.

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