Outdoor dining encouraged in downtown Enumclaw

Additionally, the local Chamber of Commerce is planning an Independence Day “parade-in-place.”

A vacant lot has been spruced up and nearby streets have been closed, all in an effort to entice diners and shoppers to downtown Enumclaw.

Signs went up early this week notifying everyone that two blocks would be closed to traffic for about a month, from June 17 to July 19. Signs note the closures are “all day,” providing room for outdoor dining.

The closure are on Myrtle and Initial avenues, for the one block stretch between Cole and Railroad streets.

Offering even more space is the lot on the southwest corner of Cole Street and Myrtle Avenue. It was smoothed last week and picnic tables were delivered, a joint effort that involved the city, the Enumclaw Expo and Events Association and the property owner.

Signs are posted prominently, letting everyone know the tables are “a courtesy to the public and use is at the user’s risk.” It is noted that there is no cleaning or sanitizing between use.

In another development aimed at generating excitement downtown, the Chamber of Commerce has announced a “parade in place” for the Fourth of July.

The annual Stars and Stripes Parade was cancelled due to ongoing COVID-19 issues, so the Chamber looked for an alternative.

The plan now is for a “parade” in which the entries remain stationary and the crowd passes by.

A message from the Chamber encouraged everyone to “Show your spirit in front of your business or residence, and let the community parade by you! Park the float out in front, or string up lights and flags, or paint your windows in red, white and blue!”

As Part 2 of the plan, the Chamber is encouraging the public to order take-out from a city restaurant and cruise through the community.


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