Outdoor Dining “Shared Spaces” Comes to The Castro
After weeks of waiting, the Castro finally received approval by the Planning Department to shut down portions for 18th Street to dedicate space for outdoor dining.
Related: Outdoor Street Dining Coming Next to 18th St. in The Castro? – 8/4/20 – Funcheap
Hoodline reports that this new “Shared Space” began last weekend and will continue on Sundays from 2-7pm. The permit is currently approved to run through December 27th. Currently the permit is only for Sundays, but Fridays and Saturdays may be coming soon.
18th Street is shut down in two separate sections – one block east of Castro and one block west of Castro (vehicle traffic is still allowed on Castro street).
When is 18th Street open for outdoor dining?
The affected streets are 18th from Hartford to Castro, and on 18th from Collingwood to Castro
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The #SharedSpacesSF on 18th Street and Castro, sponsored by the @thecastromerch, kicked off yesterday! Put on a mask, come out, and enjoy some local food and beverage. Every Sunday starting 1pm! @sfplanning @sfoewd @sfmta_muni pic.twitter.com/UqcYm2Nx5f
— Shared Spaces (@SharedSpacesSF) August 24, 2020
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@castromerchants are launching the groundbreaking Shared Spaces program on 18th street Sunday 8/23. Masks and social distancing will be strictly enforced. All cars on 18th between Collingwood and Hartford will need to be moved by 1pm. Enjoy a spacious car free Castro while supporting our incredible small businesses!