One of West Hollywood’s most famous streets will close to traffic on weekends starting today in an effort to expand outdoor dining options.
Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood is the target of the “Out on Robertson” pilot program. The concept will allow businesses to use sidewalks, parking spaces and private parking lots as dining rooms.
Road closures will begin Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. from North Robertson Boulevard and will extend south of Santa Monica Boulevard and north of Melrose Avenue. Traffic will resume at an undetermined time later in the night, probably when the outdoor areas of the restaurants close.
Properties on Robertson Boulevard include The Ivy, Il Piccolino, and Tagine Beverly Hills.
“The closure of this busy and busy stretch of Robertson will provide a safe pedestrian space that allows for appropriate social distancing as the public health department relaxes capacity restrictions while monitoring the spread of the virus,” John said. Mr. Erickson, member of the West Hollywood Council. A declaration.
Indoor catering capacity is limited to 50 percent of county capacity under “Orange Level” reopening protocols. Bars can work outdoors only and tables should be spaced 8 feet apart.
In West Hollywood, more than 60 businesses will be allowed to expand under what are seen as temporary measures on the road to full recovery from the pandemic. Shopping areas, sports centers and personal care centers can also take advantage of the relaxed rules.