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Main Street partially closed June 10 through October 5

Post Date:06/09/2020 11:53 AM

Starting Wednesday, June 10 at 6 am, three blocks of Main Street will close to vehicle traffic to allow for additional outdoor dining space. The closure is scheduled to last until October 5, but may be extended.

Closures include:

  1. Main Street from Walnut to Spruce
  2. Main Street from Spruce to Pine
  3. Main Street from Pine to Elm

These blocks will operate on a one way system for pedestrians.

Walnut, Pine, Spruce, and Elm will remain open to east/west traffic. RTD buses will operate on a detour during the street closure.

Outdoor dining

Under Colorado’s Safer at Home Public Health Order, restaurants can now offer indoor and outdoor dining options as well as delivery and curbside pick up. Outdoor dining is encouraged and the closure of Main Street is the first step in a gradual approach to bringing more outdoor dining to Louisville.

Outdoor dining on the pedestrianized Main Street blocks will begin on Friday (June 12) although all participating restaurants may not offer outdoor dining in the first weekend as they prepare for this new program. Reservations are encouraged and residents should contact Main Street restaurants directly for availability and opening plans.

The City has also implemented a process to assist other restaurants in expanding outdoor dining options. More information will be available soon.

Rules for customers

The same rules apply to both indoor and outdoor dining and residents are asked to be respectful and patient with restaurants and their staff as they adjust to these new regulations:

  1. Facial coverings are required for anyone age 3 and older when:
    • Food and drink are finished being consumed.
    • Ordering, paying, or otherwise interacting with employees or other customers.
    • Entering and exiting the restaurant or outdoor dining area
  2. Facial coverings may be removed to eat and drink.
  3. Maximum of 8 people per party.
  4. Maintain 6 feet of distance where possible.
  5. Contactless payment is preferred.
  6. If you’re feeling sick, stay at home.
  7. Be respectful, patient and kind.

Customers who are sick or not feeling well, have recently traveled outside of the US, or may have come into contact with someone with COVID-19 should not enter businesses (including outdoor dining spaces).

Facial covering exceptions

In accordance with Louisville City Ordinance, customers and staff age 3 and older must wear a cloth, non-medical facial covering that covers the nose and mouth. If you are exempt from wearing a facial covering under the Louisville City Ordinance, just tell your host and server, “I’m exempt”. No other information is necessary. A complete list of exceptions is available from each restaurant and can also be viewed at LouisvilleCO.gov/COVID19.

More information

Visit the City’s Support Local website for a list of participating Main Street restaurants and more information about indoor and outdoor dining in Louisville. If you have any questions, contact the City’s Economic Vitality Director Megan Pierce mpierce@louisvilleco.gov.

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