As the summer season brings in warmer weather and social distancing restrictions begin to ease, The City of Trenton is ensuring our downtown small businesses have outdoor dinning options available. With the installation of parklets, some of the Capital’s most popular restaurants are serving up their dishes on the sidewalks of the city.

Mayor W. Reed Gusciora and Aide to the Mayor, Shakespearecia Cadet visiting the newly installed parklet at Sunrise Luncheonette | Photo Courtesy of The City of Trenton

Sunrise Luncheonette, located at 26 South Warren St. is the first business of the season to see their parklet up and running. Mayor W. Reed Gusciora and Aide to the mayor, Shakespearecia Cadet, stopped by on Wednesday, June 2 to witness the installation.

According to the The City of Trenton, other nearby restaurants and businesses are in the process of applying for a parklet. The next approved business on the list is the Trenton Ice Cream Parlor, located at 969 South Broad St.

The parklets, funded and designed by Isles, had to be developed with safety in mind for both the consumers and businesses. The Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) worked closely with The City of Trenton to plan these installations. The City and TDA solicited and processed business applications for the parklets, approved the sites and made sure that the neighboring property owners approved.

If you are a business in the downtown Trenton area interested in a parklet, get your application by emailing Eric Maywar at  emaywar@trentonnj.org.