DC restaurants in Georgetown get ‘streatery’ table space, amid coronavirus pandemic

Martin's Tavern
Martin’s Tavern is one of several restaurants in Georgetown that have a little more outside space for social-distanced dining. (WTOP/Jeff Clabaugh)

Several D.C. restaurants in Georgetown have a little more outside dining space joining the growing list of neighborhoods with “streateries” using street parking spaces for additional seating.

The Georgetown Business Improvement District helped restaurants apply for permits for the expanded outdoor space from the District Department of Transportation.

The BID also lent them materials to set up the extra dining space, and is working with additional businesses that are awaiting permit approval.

It is not a whole lot of additional space, but it helps.

BID-supplied barriers block off the equivalent of about two street parking spaces that don’t impede traffic flow — room for a few extra socially-distanced tables.

The Georgetown restaurants with street table permits include:

  • Martin’s Tavern, at 1265 Wisconsin Avenue
  • Susheria, at 3101 K Street
  • Mr. Smith’s, at 3205 K Street
  • The Berliner, at 3401 Water Street
  • Il Canale, at 1065 31st Street
  • L’Amexe, at 2917 M Street
  • Piccolo and Flavio, on 31st Street South of Blues Alley

The Georgetown BID and DDOT are working on longer-term plans to widen Wisconsin Avenue and M Street sidewalks for social distancing by appropriating street parking spaces through at least Phase 4 of the District’s coronavirus reopening plans, which could be anywhere from this fall to sometime in 2021.

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Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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