Parklets return to Main Street

By on Thursday, May 26th, 2022 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

PENDLETON – Volunteers are out this morning (Thursday) installing parklets at eateries on Main Street. Pendleton Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Cheri Rosenberg says this year’s outdoor dining areas will be somewhat smaller than last year.

“They will not be out in the streets,” she said. “They’re just going to be in the parking spaces in front of those establishments.”

Rosenberg says that being short staffed might put undue demands of the restaurants’ employees by going with a larger design that can accommodate more customers. She added that they also want to allow the businesses a positive experience.

“We’re pushing really hard to get permanent ones,” she said. “This would give the establishments a really good idea of what that permanent footprint would look like.”