Join Us Downtown for Some Outdoor Dining & Shopping This Weekend

Join us Downtown for some outdoor dining and shopping this weekend!

In partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and local restaurants and retailers, the City will close one block of Miller and one lane of Throckmorton Avenue this weekend to support local businesses and encourage safe, physically distanced outdoor shopping and dining.

The closures allow restaurants such as Piazza D'Angelo, Urban Remedy, Vasco, Peet's Coffee and others to set up tables and chairs in the street for service and dining under the stars. Retailers will be invited to set up racks on the sidewalk as part of an outdoor market.

The events have also features strolling acoustic music as well as classical music performed by musicians affiliated with the Throckmorton Theatre.

Grab your face covering and come on down to enjoy some physically distanced outdoor dining & shopping!

Learn More: The Chamber of Commerce has an informative update here. 

Also - You don't have to wait for the weekend! Check out this list of restaurants that are hosting outdoor dining right now!

We encourage you to support your 94941 restaurants, retailers, nonprofits and business and consumer services in a variety of safe, effective ways. And don't forget to tip!

Outdoor Dining Reminders:

  • Tables must be 6 feet apart. Please don't move the tables as the restaurants are arranging them to comply with health orders.
  • Call in advance to confirm seating/serving capacity.
  • No more than a total of 10 patrons sitting at any given table - The health order limits each table to a household unit or patrons who have asked to be seated together.


  • Wear a mask.
  • Keep at least 6 feet between you and other patrons.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after each shopping/dining trip.
  • Don’t touch your face after touching common surfaces such as door handles, shopping carts and credit card machines.


  • Ask restaurants and retailers if they offer curbside pickup/delivery or outdoor dining, and what hours they are open.
  • Browse online. Many local retailers have used the shelter in place to bolster their online stores. Check those sites to get to know their inventory ahead of time.
  • Ask local retailers to use video apps like FaceTime to help you shop virtually.


  • National chains and sites like Amazon can weather economic downturns. Support your local shops and restaurants. In most cases, they are owned by your neighbors!
  • Buy gift cards – at large denominations if you’re able. You get the credit for future use, and businesses get some much-needed cash flow amidst a crisis.