Making it even easier to support downtown businesses
As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to wreak havoc on Dayton’s small businesses, the Downtown Dayton Partnership and the City of Dayton have announced a new strategy aimed at increasing potential for sales of downtown’s collection of local restaurants, pubs, retailers, and other downtown businesses. Starting December 17, customers can access Pick-up Zones: free, temporary parking spaces specifically for carry-out, curbside pickup, and delivery drivers retrieving orders.
For those businesses without a dedicated parking area, Pick-up Zones will offer a new, convenient option for customers. The Pick-up Zones are located in on-street spaces currently designated as loading zones or metered parking. The Zones will be marked with the highly visible, green-branded signage. Vehicles with their flashers on will be permitted to park at no cost for up to 10 minutes within the zone.
The temporary Pick-up Zones will be in place until April 30, 2021.
Nearly all downtown restaurants and retailers offer pick-up, carryout, and/or delivery options. To see the latest list of businesses that are open and what services are provided, visit DowntownDayton.org/Open.