Streets Are Closing In Denver’s Art District To Allow For More Outdoor Dining & Foot Traffic


Denver continues to find safe ways to engage the community during this pandemic. Denver’s art district, commonly referred to as RiNo (River North), will be closing down some of their busiest streets over the next few months to allow businesses to arrange extended outdoor seating.

The science shows that outdoor activities are much, much safer then trying to do anything indoors. Creative initiatives like these not only provide something to do for the thousands of us still stuck at home, but allow businesses to operate a level at which they weren’t able to prior.

Walking and bike lanes will be moved to the middle of the street, while the space they previously occupied will be used to help businesses expand their operations. Specifically, the closures will include Larimer Street between 27th and 28th and 29th and 30th, 25th Street between Larimer and Lawrence, and 35th Street between Wazee and Wynkoop. This is all expected to go down this week.

We can’t wait to see how this all unfolds. We’re hoping to not only see some smiling faces this week, but perhaps some live music in the streets as well!