Streatery Pilot on pause while COVID-19 cases rise

The city council will review the pilot program July 20 for possible reopening July 24

Due to rising cases of COVID-19 in King County, the City of Issaquah is putting the Streatery Pilot on hold for at least two weeks.

A streatery, as explained on the city’s website, allows restaurants or cafés to use portions of an adjacent street during operating hours, functioning as additional outdoor seating.

Over the last couple weekends, restaurants and cafés along Front Street have been able to extend their service area onto the sidewalk, parking lane, and when the road is closed, onto the vehicle travel lane. After this time, the streatery was potentially set to continue until September, or whenever businesses are allowed to re-open at full capacity.

City staff will be using the pause to get feedback on the first couple weeks of the pilot and bring that to Issaquah City Council on July 20. After council feedback and guidance from public health, it is possible the streatery could start again July 24.

For more information, visit the city’s webpage on the Streatery Pilot.