Portions of Charles Street is going to be closed on Saturday for a “pedestrian takeover,” allowing for expanded outdoor shopping and dining amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore helped orchestrate the “Charles Street Promenade” that closes portions of Charles Street from Saratoga Street to North Avenue from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
People will be able to shop and eat at numerous places along the street including Brewers Art, Homeslyce, Mick O’Sheas, Aloha Sushi and Tapas Teatro, the partnership said in a news release. Mount Vernon Place will also offer free fitness classes.
Public health experts have said outdoor dining is safer than eating inside because of the lower risk of transmission for the coronavirus. Many Baltimore restaurants adjusted their operation to accommodate expanded outdoor dining in response to the pandemic. The move to close Charles Street to motorists is similar to strategy officials used in Fells