Stamford Downtown is launching an exciting new initiative designed to welcome visitors back to the neighborhood to dine at our restaurants and shop at our stores. This program, StEATeries in Stamford Downtown, provides expanded space for walking and sitting/eating while maintaining social distancing and adhering to the state and local public health protocols.

Course one consists of full closures of Main Street and West Park Place surrounding Columbus Park, Lower Summer Street, and Bedford Street from Broad Street to Spring Street. There are no full closures planned at this time.

Course two consists of extending sidewalk areas into some on-street parking spaces and travel lanes to allow for expanded outdoor dining while maintaining robust ADA walkways. These closures will be implemented along Main Street, Summer Street, and Bedford Street in early June and will be in place for the season through September.

The following will be closed through November 10, 2020:

      • Lower Summer Street from The Courtyard to the Majestic Theatre (westside only)
      • Main Street from Washington Blvd. to Clark Street. (Closed to eastbound traffic)
      • The parking area on Bedford Street at Forest Street
      • Parking spaces on Bedford Street adjacent to Forest Street
      • Parking Spaces on the east side of Summer Street between Spring Street and Broad Street


Course three:  consists of the creation of the Bedford Piazza, transforming a portion of the parking area between Bedford Street and the Bedford Garage into a massive outdoor dining patio unparalleled in the region.  The Bedford Piazza is open through fall and offers outdoor dining for: Bedford Thai, Bradford Bar & Grill, Metropolitan Dance, Lorca, Bedford Hall, Mecha Noodle Bar, Tigin Irish Pub and Capriccio Cafe.


When enjoying Downtown with family and friends, please respect posted guidelines, observe social distancing, and wear a mask at all times when you’re not seated and eating.