Officials said clearing the pedestrian thoroughfare after a snowfall would be impractical, requiring repeated movements of concrete barriers used to block traffic at Front Street and at White Street.
Though it bombed on Monmouth Street, the plaza concept drew large numbers of diners to restaurants on northern Broad, Wallace, White and Front streets throughout the summer and autumn, and is expected to be proposed again in 2021.
In the meantime, restaurants that embraced the use of parking stalls in front of their businesses as “streateries” may continue to do so, provided they clear the areas after a snowfall, council members said.
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