SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – Companies are proposing al fresco eating for good. A portion of San Pedro Sq. in Downtown San Jose closed for outside eating for the reason that early days of the pandemic.
Restaurant and store house owners are hoping this whole avenue shall be shut right down to make up for misplaced income the previous yr.
“This avenue shut down has been a lifesaver myself and quite a lot of these different companies,” Randy Musterer mentioned.
Randy Musterer owns Sushi Confidential in San Pedro Sq. — He together with different enterprise house owners met with San Jose Metropolis Council to maintain al fresco eating.
“As you already know quite a lot of company isn’t round so we’re actually simply counting on quite a lot of the residential right here,” Musterer mentioned.
Brandon Miranda is a server down the road at 71 Saint Peter and welcomes the concept.
“We’re positively in assist of it and we really feel simply giving our voices to the concept of making an attempt to indicate how cool and exquisite we are able to make this entire place look,” Miranda mentioned.
The road closed early within the pandemic to permit outside eating and has been understanding.
“I can let you know since this has been opened it has positively helped create a buzz round this entire avenue,” Miranda mentioned.
San Pedro Sq. companies are proposing to close down San Pedro Avenue between Santa Clara Avenue and W. Saint John Avenue — The one entrance to the parking storage can be by way of Market Avenue.
“I believe they need to preserve this closed perpetually,” resident Rick Medefesser mentioned.
Diners really feel for the struggling companies.
“They should do it for some time for these eating places for when issues get extra regular that may have double the crowds to assist make up for issues, there isn’t any use of the road in the event you go round,” Medefesser mentioned.
Within the meantime, town of San Jose’s Division of Transportation is wanting into the proposal saying partially:
“There are numerous elements to contemplate, corresponding to whether or not a full-time or time-limited closure can be most acceptable, how entry to the parking storage may be maintained, what affect it might need on surrounding visitors, and the way it can finest assist neighborhood occasions.”
Nonetheless within the early levels and numerous completely different businesses to present enter on this proposal. Out of doors eating will stay within the foreseeable future.