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Entry from September 25, 2020
Streetery (eatery on a street)

A “streatery” or “streetery” (street + eatery) is a term similar to “parklet.” A street parking space is taken over for dining, or the entire street could be closed to vehicular traffic.

“Streateries” (or “streeteries") began in Seattle, Washington, in 2015. “At new Uptown Parklet with @Mayor_Ed_Murray Parklets are no longer a pilot program and welcome Streeteries!” was posted on Twitter by Andrew Glass Hastings on February 21, 2015. “What’s a ‘streatery’? Think of a streatery as a sidewalk café nestled within a parklet” was posted on the SDOT (Seattle Department of Transportation) Blog on February 23, 2015. The 2020 coronavirus pandemic closed indoor dining at many restaurants, and “streateries"/"streeeteries" became popular.

“Streatery"/"Streetery" has also been used as the name of food trucks. “What idiot called them Food Trucks instead of Streateries?” was posted on Twitter by Nick on December 20, 2019. A Dubai food hall was called “Streetery” in 2018.

A food festival in Kitchener (Ontario, Canada) was called “StrEATery” in 2014. “StrEATery” was also the name of a food festival in Glasgow (Scotland) in 2015.

Berry Vrbanovic
Wow! Today’s #StrEATery event in @DTKITCHENER a huge success! Open till 7, but be warned, some delicacies sold out!
5:41 PM · Jul 5, 2014·Twitter for BlackBerry

Andrew Glass Hastings
At new Uptown Parklet with @Mayor_Ed_Murray Parklets are no longer a pilot program and welcome Streeteries!
4:49 PM · Feb 21, 2015 from Seattle, WA·Twitter for iPhone

SDOT (Seattle Department of Transportation) Blog
Parklets and “Streateries”
by nelsonlm on February 23, 2015
So now that the parklets program is here to stay, we’re inviting a new round of businesses and community groups to apply for a spot in the program. And, as part of our latest call for new applications, we’ve created space in the program to try out a new type of parklet – the “streatery.” What’s a “streatery”? Think of a streatery as a sidewalk café nestled within a parklet. Do you own a restaurant or café and want to provide outdoor seating for your customers? A streatery can function as café seating with table service during some times of the day or year, and as a regular parklet whenever the additional seating isn’t needed. Streateries can be an especially great option for business in areas with narrow sidewalks.

Feet First
Have a great idea for a small public space in your neighborhood? Apply to host a parklet or streatery today! http://ow.ly/JBUu1
5:41 PM · Feb 24, 2015·Hootsuite

Michael Konopasek
What city officials are doing now to expand parklet and streatery programs. Details at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30.
8:15 AM · Feb 26, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Better Cities Film Festival
Replying to @BrentToderian
@BrentToderian @TODUrbanWORKS @seattledot #Streateries for when traffic jams make you #hangry
11:42 PM · Mar 1, 2015·Twitter Web Client

11 March 2015, The Spectator (Seattle University, Seattle, WA), “Sweet Eats Now On The Street” by Bianca Sewake: 
Seattle is known for being an innovative city, there’s no doubt about that. We love coming up with new, funky ideas. Our latest one? Streateries.

You’re probably asking, “What is a streatery?” Don’t worry, they’re not as dangerous as they sound. It’s not a place where you are simultaneously eating and dodging oncoming traffic.Streateries are the newest version of a parklet, a concept invented by Seattle Department of Transportation. The parklet pilot program launched a few years ago, allowing restaurants to build a patio space on top of a parking space adjacent to their business.

C Hill EcoDistrict
Deadline to apply for #parklets and #streateries extended to March 30! http://seattle.gov/transportation/parklets.htm via
5:20 PM · Mar 18, 2015 from Seattle, WA·Twitter Web Client

Serena Larkin
I repeat: I LOVE the word “streateries.” More parklets, ‘streateries’ to hit #Seattle http://seattlepi.com/local/article/More-parklets-streateries-to-hit-Seattle-6212198.php?cmpid=twitter via
@SeattlePI h/t @sightline
12:04 PM · Apr 21, 2015·Hootsuite

24 June 2015, The Morning Call (Allentown, PA), “Parking or eating? Easton debates” by Bill Landauer, pg. NEWS 6, col. 1:
Call it a parklet or a streetery—at issue is the concept of allowing a restaurant to put seating in city parking spaces.

Follow us on Insta @streatglasgow we promise to keep you eyes visually satisfied!! #strEATglasgow #glasgow #strEATery
6:45 AM · Oct 12, 2015·Hootsuite

31 May 2016, Vancouver (BC) Sun, “City sees a sunny future for patios in Vancouver” by Matt Robinson, pg. A3, col. 5:
City staff want to create a patio culture in Vancouver by boosting parklets and sidewalk patios and allowing so-called streateries.

While the city already boasts more than 550 patios and a half-dozen parklets, the streatery concept—already popular in a few U.S> cities, including Seattle—would be new to Vancouver and let businesses build seated patios in streetside parking spaces.

Brock Howell
FYI: there’s new parklet nomenclature!
Streatery: at Restaurant
Parklette: at French bakery/restaurant
Parklatte: at Café
7:40 PM · Jun 15, 2017 from Seattle, WA·Twitter for Android

JLT Dining
Fancy winning 500 Dirham worth of Asian food in Dubai’s first-ever Asian food hall? Hurry and come to our Facebook or Instagram pages. Just click http://bit.ly/StreeteryCompetition0818 #Streetery #JLTcommunity #DubaiFoodies
6:03 AM · Aug 14, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Brent Toderian
Another friendly reminder to cities that hilly, sloped streets are NO excuse for lacking a vibrant terrace/patio/cafe street culture. As #Cannes, France’s street seating illustrates nicely. #streeteries #stickystreets
Project for Public Spaces and 2 others
11:52 AM · Mar 12, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

What idiot called them Food Trucks instead of Streateries?
3:13 PM · Dec 20, 2019·Twitter for Android

San Francisco (CA) Examiner
Business owners call for looser rules on table service in parklets
Table service is allowed in other cities. Seattle, for example allows table service at parklets and calls them “streateries.”

If you want to eat in a street cafe this summer, (we called them Next Level Streeteries), please sign this letter of support: http://seattlegreenways.org/socialdistancingstreets/ http://capitolhillseattle.com/2020/05/phase-2-hopes-of-capitol-hill-food-and-drink-survival-at-50/comment-page-1/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#comment-732680
5:05 PM · May 12, 2020·dlvr.it

Mike Lydon
Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine awaits the onset of new #Covid19Streets streateries… paint the asphalt, paint the inside and cut the top off the yodocks for shallow planters and you’ll have a place, not a construction site. Go. #tacticalurbanism
8:32 PM · May 14, 2020 from Brooklyn, NY·Twitter for iPhone

The Urbanist
The Year of Car-free Streateries
By Mike Eliason -May 18, 2020
As our city starts to open back up, several issues are becoming quite apparent in our urban villages. In many, there is inadequate space on sidewalks to adequately social distance. There is also inadequate space to order and wait for food from restaurants for pick up. And given that restaurants will be extremely limited in the number of patrons that can dine in them, they will need to utilize the space in their parking lots or adjacent streets to allow dining with proper distancing measures.

Bob Burpee
Replying to @kxly4news and @jaime_brush
Streateries or Streeteries?
3:18 PM · May 21, 2020·Twitter Web App

KEZI-TV (Eugene, OR)
As restaurants look for ways to serve guests while complying with distancing orders, “streateries” are becoming an option.
Posted: May 29, 2020 7:20 PM
Posted By: Emma Jerome
EUGENE, Ore.—As restaurants look for ways to serve guests while complying with distancing orders, “streateries” are becoming an option.

A streatery is seating on a public right-of-way and requires a permit from the city.

Now, with coronavirus, more space is needed, so the city has decided to streamline the process for businesses to apply.

Mercer (NJ) Daily Voice
‘Streeteries’ Coming To These NJ Towns (Opening Date Set For Outdoor Dining, Bars )
by Cecilia Levine & Valerie Musson 06/03/2020 12:41 p.m.
The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will be issuing a special ruling to allow liquor license-holders to apply for a one-time permit to expand their premises for service. Local ordinances must be complied with and municipal approval will be a requirement, the governor added.

In an effort to stimulate the economy and promote the availability of outdoor dining in adherence with social distancing, several towns across the state are moving to close down streets so bars and restaurants can safely use sidewalks and streets for business.

WUSA9 (Washington, DC)
Bethesda streets close to make space for outdoor dining
Several blocks in downtown Bethesda are closed to allow restaurants to expand outdoor dining to comply with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

Author: Laura Wainman, Scott Broom
Published: 5:40 PM EDT June 8, 2020
Updated: 11:23 PM EDT June 10, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. — Four blocks of downtown Bethesda will be closed to traffic for up to 11 hours a day to allow dozens of restaurants to expand their outdoor dining capacity, as Montgomery County continues to recover from COVID-19.

WMTV (Madison, WI)
Businesses find hope with new Madison ‘Streetery Program’
By Elise Romas
Published: Jun. 15, 2020 at 8:17 PM EDT
But that has changed. Now that the city of Madison created the ‘Streetery Program’ to help businesses stay open. It’s a permit that allows restaurant and cafe owners to expand or create outdoor seating into parking lots, along city sidewalks, or sometimes into the street.

Newson6 (TUlsa, OK)
Oklahoma City Promotes Restaurant & Bar ‘Streateries’
Thursday, June 25th 2020, 6:41 pm
By: Karl Torp
The restaurant business is slowly returning after dining rooms were forced to close their doors.

But COVID-19 is changing how comfortable we feel while dining out.

DCist (Washington, DC)
JUN 29, 2020, 4:48 PM
D.C.’s First Streatery In Adams Morgan Proves Popular, With More On The Way
Hannah Schuster and Jordan Pascale
D.C.’s first streatery pilot along 18th Street in Adams Morgan appeared to be popular over the weekend.

Urban Dictionary
Also spelled ‘streatery’ -
A fortunate child of Covid, symbolic of human adaptation to harsh conditions, a streetery is a street converted to an eatery. Ideated by foodies and restaurants who can’t possibly survive without one another, and pitched to politicians on an empty stomach, streeteries temporarily block vehicular traffic to allow for tables to be dressed and customers, 6 feet apart, to be fed.
by ValentinBenja July 01, 2020

The Surprisingly Innovative Design of New York’s Streeteries
Give people room to create, and things start to get interesting.

By Diana Budds Jul 10, 2020, 3:02pm EDT
A couple nights ago, like many nights during the pandemic, I went on a bike ride around Brooklyn — down the same streets I always do. Just a few weeks ago, they were deserted, but now they’re lively and filled with new additions to the built environment: so-called “streeteries” comprised of planters, vibrantly painted sheets of plywood, jersey barriers, picket fencing, cinder blocks, trellises, and all sorts of materials that someone could scrounge up at a hardware store in a pinch.

Hoboken closes off streets to cars, creating pedestrian walkways and outdoor dining areas
Rebecca King
Published 7:25 p.m. ET Jul. 26, 2020
The terms “parklet” and “streetery” were not part of most people’s lexicons five months ago before COVID-19.

NYC’s Modular Streeteries Look Great. What Will It Take for Them to Survive?
New installations from DineOut NYC in Queens and the Bronx hint at the future of outdoor restaurants.

By Diana Budds Sep 10, 2020, 3:59pm EDT
A couple weeks ago, two new stretches of streeteries — outdoor-dining areas built in parking spaces for existing restaurants — opened in Elmhurst and Jackson Heights. They’re really lovely and sometimes quite romantic: painted in vibrant yellow, red, and green; planted with leafy shrubs and ferns; and outfitted with modern furniture. The platforms are essentially level with the sidewalk, and umbrellas and tents shade the tables.

Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 043. US 100 101. G & S: Mobile cafe services for providing food and drink
Standard Characters Claimed
Serial Number 77784412
Filing Date July 19, 2009
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Saltzman, Joshua E Allen, Trent U.S. Citizen Klos, Daniel U.S. Citizen PARTNERSHIP MICHIGAN Apt. #5 551 S. 4th Ave. Ann Arbor MICHIGAN 48104
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD

Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 043. US 100 101. G & S: Mobile café services for providing food and drink; contract food services; carry-out restaurants; and fast food and non-stop restaurant services. FIRST USE: 20100131. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20100131
Design Search Code 24.09.07 - Advertising, banners; Banners
26.11.08 - Rectangles comprised of letters, numerals or punctuation and letters, numerals or punctuation forming the perimeter of a rectangle or bordering the perimeter of a rectangle.
Serial Number 77930091
Filing Date February 8, 2010
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition August 3, 2010
Registration Number 3959084
Registration Date May 10, 2011
Owner (REGISTRANT) Atlanta Streatery LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY GEORGIA 545 Glenmanor Court Atlanta GEORGIA 30328
Attorney of Record David P. Sharrow
Description of Mark Color is not claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of the word “Streatery” on a frame and the words “Eat. Walk. Enjoy.” on a banner.
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date December 15, 2017
Abandonment Date April 26, 2010

Posted by Barry Popik
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