Seattle’s Fifth Streatery to Open at Jude’s Old Town in Rainier Beach

Jude’s Old Town restaurant has been permitted by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to be the fifth streatery in the city. The new streatery will open on Sunday, August 6th at 3pm at 9252 57th Ave S in the Rainier Beach neighborhood.

The streatery is part of SDOT’s Streatery Pilot Program. The project converts a parking space on 57th Ave S into additional space for outdoor dining and a new public gathering place on the block.

Concept rendering…come see the concept turned into reality on Sunday, August 6!

Streateries, like parklets, are open spaces constructed in a small number of on-street parking spaces. They can be used as a space for table service during a restaurant or café’s business hours, whereas parklets always remain open for public use. Both installations are intended to activate streets, provide new public gathering places, and support economic vitality.

The Streatery Pilot Program was launched in early 2015 to test how streateries work as a new way to promote vibrancy within Seattle’s business districts. SDOT is continuing to invite additional businesses to participate in the Streatery Pilot Program. We will collect data on installed streateries throughout the year and make a recommendation about a permanent streatery program later in the year.

For more information about this event or SDOT’s Streatery Pilot Program, please call 206.615.1028, email: parklets@seattle.gov, or visit the Streatery Pilot Program webpage.