Outdoor Dining at San Jose’s San Pedro Square Expanding Into the Street.
The alfresco dining program started on July 22nd, and will remain in place through at least September.
Where: San Pedro St. between Santa Clara and St John.
The city of San Jose recently launched its Al Fresco Dining Street Closure in support of downtown restaurants and other businesses, starting with the shutdown of San Pedro Square to make space for outdoor diners.
The first San Jose street closure for dining in response to COVID-19 shuts off traffic on San Pedro Street between Santa Clara and St. John streets.
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San Jose is joining the many cities shutting down streets to allow restaurants to expand their alfresco dining options during the coronavirus era.
Starting Wednesday morning, San Pedro Street between Santa Clara and St. John streets will close to vehicular traffic. Street trees and barriers should be in place well before San Pedro Square restaurants start serving lunch.
In the weeks since outdoor dining has been allowed in Santa Clara County, restaurants here have taken advantage of all of their sidewalk and patio options and, in the case of The Old Spaghetti Factory, even a small back parking lot.
On Fridays, the street will be cleared to make way for the weekly 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. farmers market — with plenty of social distancing for vendors and customers. After the market closes at 2, the restaurant set-up will be restored, the Downtown Association said.
Previously, closures of this stretch of San Pedro Street had been limited to San Pedro Square celebrations and activities during the days leading up to events like the Super Bowl in 2016 and the College Football National Championship in 2019.