Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit

Rockford closing E. State Street to traffic for outdoor seating

  • 0

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Downtown Rockford is full of restaurants. What it's not full of is outdoor seating, a key need in order to operate during the restrictions of COVID-19.

The city of Rockford is stepping in to make outdoor dining possible for downtown restaurants.

Starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 12, the city is closing down sections of downtown streets to traffic. That includes the 200-500 blocks of E. State street, the bridge on State Street and Madison Street between E. State St. and Market Street.

State-St-Closure-June-12_001

On Saturday, June 13, the State Street Bridge and Madison Street will reopen, but the 200-500 blocks of E. State will remain closed until Sunday, June 14 at 8 a.m.

State-St-Closure-June-13-14_001

Here are the downtown restaurants that plan to have street seating: Sisters Thai Café, Office Night Club, Abreo, Social, Vintage 501 Food Truck, Wired Café, Woodfire, CJ's Lounge, LiMaMar, Taco Betties, Ronit’s Kitchen, Quixotic Bakery, Velvet Robot Coffee Lab and Magpie.