The program also gives patrons the option to continue supporting their favorite local establishments safely outdoors. For now, the program will operate through May 31, according to a news release from the city.
“Local businesses are a vital part of our economy and this program is another way Chandler is helping businesses during COVID,” Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke said in a news release. “We all must continue doing our part to mask up and keep a healthy distance, and On the Street allows businesses to offer an outdoor experience for our community that’s not quite comfortable with indoor activities. I commend our staff for implementing this idea that’s seen success in several parts of the country.”
The Brickyard, located in downtown Chandler’s Historic Square, is the first business approved to offer on-street dining.
“The past few months have been challenging for the entire industry,” said Gavin Jacobs, co-owner of the Brickyard, in a news release. “On the Street allows my business to safely expand its dining options while meeting our customers at their comfort level. As soon as we heard about this program, we jumped on the opportunity.”
While several restaurants have expressed interest so far, On the Street is not limited to only restaurants or businesses within downtown Chandler. To see if a business qualifies for the program, visit http://chandleraz.gov/OnTheStreet.
Applications for On the Street are being accepted. For more information or to initiate the application progress, interested businesses may contact Downtown Redevelopment Specialist John Carter Owens at 480-782-3047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.