To support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Issaquah is partnering with the Downtown Issaquah Association to open vehicle travel lanes on Front and Alder streets for outdoor dining, as restaurants’ indoor capacities are limited.
The Downtown Streatery is open from 2 p.m. Fridays to 11 p.m. Saturdays. During these times, Front Street (from Dogwood to Sunset) and Alder (from First Place Northwest to First Avenue Northeast) will be closed to vehicular traffic, and drivers should take alternate routes.
The Front Street Streatery is planned to extend through the end of September – or when businesses are allowed to re-open at full capacity – whichever comes first.
Issaquah continues to keep in close contact with Public Health – Seattle & King County on safety precautions and recommendations. King County remains in Phase Two of the Governor’s phased re-opening plan, and restaurants must still operate at reduced capacity; offer table sizes no larger than five people; and keep bar-area seating closed.
Please help protect the health of our community by wearing a face covering when you cannot remain six feet apart, and washing your hands frequently.
This project was recommended by the Issaquah Recovery Task Force, which was appointed by Mayor Mary Lou Pauly to advise the City on various issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have questions, please contact Senior Transportation Planner Stephen Padua.