Take-out pick up zones coming today

Updated 3/30/20 with information about new #SupportSeattleSmallBiz map

Zona reservada para recoger alimentos

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We’re installing temporary load zones in support of local restaurants that are transitioning to take-out and delivery only service.

Yesterday the Governor ordered a temporary statewide closure of dine-in restaurant service in Washington State. Restaurants can provide take-out and delivery services if they adhere to COVID -19 Public Health – Seattle and King County guidance.

We know that these measures have a profound impact on our local businesses and employees, and the City is working to support them in this difficult time.

“Our small businesses, particularly restaurants, are bearing the brunt of our efforts to combat this pandemic. By facilitating easier takeout for restaurants, we can help support these businesses who make up the fabric of our City.” – Mayor Jenny Durkan.

Starting today, we will convert on-street parking spaces near restaurants to temporary loading zones to make room for more people picking up food.

The first locations to receive temporary loading zones will be in areas with high concentrations of restaurants on blocks that do not otherwise have enough loading options.

We will look at parking data and work with the Office of Economic Development, the Seattle Restaurant Alliance and the Greater Seattle Business Association to identify additional locations.

Restaurants can request a loading zone near their establishment by emailing 684-Road@seattle.gov or calling (206) 684-ROAD – be sure to provide business address and contact information. We will work to figure out if there is appropriate space nearby to add temporary loading for food pickup.

“We are looking for ways to do our part to keep businesses operating in this public health emergency. Being flexible with our curbspace and making it easier for people to access our restaurants is one way we can help.” – Sam Zimbabwe, Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation.

We will be posting the load zone signs on temporary posts and easels.

Here is a list of several restaurant locations where we plan to install signs soon, but we expect this list to grow quickly as more requests come in.

  • Mezcaleria Oaxaca – 422 E Pine St
  • Bar del Corso – 3057 Beacon Ave S
  • Breezy Town Pizza – 4864 Beacon Ave S
  • Machiavelli – 1215 Pine St
  • Meet Korean BBQ – 500 E Pike St
  • El Camino – 607 N 35th St  
  • Il Lupo – 4303 Fremont Ave N 
  • Feed Co Burgers – 1190 24th Ave
  • Jacks BBQ – 228 9th Ave N
  • Hurry Curry of Tokyo – 825 Harrison St
  • Lorettas Northwesterner – 8617 14th Ave S

We will be installing these signs on an ongoing basis and encourage restaurants owners desiring load zones to contact us at 684-Road@seattle.gov or (206) 684-ROAD.

On March 30, 2020, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the new #SupportSeattleSmallBiz map, which helps residents find small businesses providing takeout or delivery in their neighborhood.

The map allows users to search for open small businesses in their neighborhood and navigate directly to a business’ website or third-party delivery service page.

To use the map, residents can enter their location or drop a pin and find all the available restaurants near them. Once they select their restaurant, they can place a takeout or delivery order directly through the app or can receive directions to the restaurant.

Restaurant, bar, café, and brewery owners can enter their information into a brief survey to see their business appear on the public-facing map within minutes.

To help ensure quality and consistent data, Seattle’s Information Technology Department has created an internal map and survey that business owners can use to enter their information. If you’re a business owner interested in adding your information to the #SupportSeattleSmallBiz map, please contact the City at supportsmallbiz@seattle.gov

This is a challenging time for everyone in our city. We will get through this together.

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following Public Health Seattle – King County recommendations.