Seattle converting empty parking spaces into food pick-up zones

Mar 18 2020, 1:23 pm

Since Monday, Seattleites have been living without any dine-in restaurants.

As a response, some spots have been offering temporary takeout and delivery services as well as contactless drive-thru options.

As a way of supporting these restaurants, the City of Seattle has installed temporary load zones for pick-up and delivery services.

“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,” said Sam Zimbabwe in a statement from the Seattle Department of Transportation.

The loading zone signs have been placed at street parking spots near restaurants and are visible on temporary posts and easels.

They are currently set up in areas with high concentrations of restaurants on blocks that do not otherwise have enough loading options.

City of Seattle

Restaurants with signs as of March 18 include the following:

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

Restaurants can request a loading zone near their establishment by emailing [email protected] or by calling 206-684-ROAD.