Puyallup is Open(Air) Pilot Program

Pilot Program Collage

The Puyallup is Open (Air) Pilot Program has been extended to October 31, 2022. Staff are working on modifications to the Program and will have more information soon.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented economic impacts on all types of businesses, with restaurants and retail being some of the first to close and some of the last to reopen at full capacity.
  As vehicle traffic and parking use has substantially decreased as a result of the pandemic, the City of Puyallup is exploring how we can use existing assets differently by opening the right-of-way as a safe way for our local businesses and the community to come back to downtown.

Open-air dining and shopping offers the community a way to enjoy the outdoors while supporting local business. Outdoor dining and shopping brings much-needed vitality to our city’s shopping and dining districts, while adhering to social distancing and other state requirements. Thank you to all participating businesses and those investing in Puyallup! Let’s continue to Support Local.

Four program options are available for businesses to choose from, based on location and what is most feasible for their establishment. See options below.

If you have questions on the program or which element might be the best fit for your business, contact Economic Development Manager Meredith Neal mneal@puyallupwa.gov


Spring/Summer 2021 Parklets

The Parklet Lottery was completed in March and the below businesses were selected for the City's parklets through the Spring/Summer season:

  • Anthem Coffee & Tea - 210 W Pioneer #101
  • CaskCades - 106A N Meridian
  • The Forum - 208 S Meridian
  • Mingle - 120 S Meridian
  • Perry’s - 105 S Meridian
  • The Rose Restaurant - 122 W Main
  • Wicked Pie Pizza - 112 S Meridian

Winter 2021 Parklets

More information coming soon!

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  1. Temporary Sidewalk Cafe
  2. Temporary Parklet/Curbside Cafe or Market
  3. Temporary Retail & Dining Pop Ups
  4. Temporary Street Cafe
Sidewalk cafes function as an extension to an existing restaurant's seating area, directly abutting the establishment with temporary seating located on the sidewalk. Sidewalk Cafes are permitted during regular operating business hours of the host establishment. 

Please use the links to the right to access our program tip sheets for each option and read more about the application process, general guidelines and other requirements. If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out to the contact listed on the appropriate tip sheet.

Temporary Program Tip Sheet
Sidewalk Cafe Information
Curbside Cafe/ Parklet Information
Retail & Dining Pop Ups Information
Street Cafe Information