Last week, The City of Frederick announced the Pop Up Dining program for restaurants throughout the City. Since the announcement, the Department of Economic Development has been working with the restauranteurs to discuss the options, resulting in more than thirty restaurants moving forward with one of the options. New sidewalk cafes are in place. Restaurants throughout the City have expanded safely into parking lots and open spaces.
The pop up dining option that involves the closure of Market Street will begin this Friday, June 12, 2020. The closure has been reduced and will now close Market Street from Patrick Street to Market Space (map image provided below). The closures will occur from 11 AM to 10 PM Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through the end of the State of Emergency or October 31, 2020 (whichever date comes first). As a reminder, all cross streets will remain open.
Additionally, the safety barriers for the parklet/parking lane option are currently being installed in downtown Frederick. The implementation of these options will continue as additional applications are submitted, reviewed, and approved. Parklets are being used throughout the downtown area for restaurants that are not on Market Street within the closure section. You will see these in the areas of Patrick Street, North of 2nd Street on Market Street, and South of Patrick Street on Market Street.
Due to the implementation of the various options in combination with the curbside pick up zones, visitors to the downtown area are asked to park in the parking garages. The garages are also offering free parking for thirty minutes to support curbside pickup efforts. Those visiting the downtown area should also practice physical distancing and follow the State’s guidance on mask-wearing.
To submit your application and/or to learn more about the pop-up dining options, visit cityoffrederickmd.gov/popupdining. Questions regarding this program may be directed to the Department of Economic Development at 301-600-6360.