The StrEATery launched Friday evening as restaurants that border Euclid set up socially-distanced tables in the street. Patrons enjoyed an evening out and businesses adapted to limited seating capacity requirements during the pandemic. As word of the event spread, every table in the StrEATery zone was filled on Saturday night.
This was the signage that was positioned at the entrance to each section.
As I snapped photos from Maryland to McPherson (next weekend the area will stretch to Washington), my impression was that diners seemed absolutely delighted to be engaging in something that seemed almost ordinary. As a neighbor observed: “It’s so good to see the neighborhood full of life once again.”
StrEATery will continue on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. as long as it is safe to do so. That decision, which will depend on the degree of compliance with established guidelines, will be evaluated weekly. To stay in the loop follow the CWEScene website.
Starting the weekend of August 7 & 8: Streatery will expand its footprint to include Cocina Latina and Evangeline’s at Euclid and Washington.
2019’s 4th of July Family Parade, sponsored by the Central West End Association and the CWE North Community Improvement District, marks the 38th year the event has taken place in the neighborhood. The parade, which started in 1981 (view post here), has come full circle—some of this year’s participants were toddlers then, and brought their own kids to this year’s event.
Top right: Once again Tim O’Connor led the parade in his vintage red Mustang. Bottom left: 5th District Lieutenant Dan Zarrick is photographed with CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative’s Executive Director Jim Whyte, his wife Lori, and daughter Janetta.
There were clowns from Circus Kaput to entertain at the start of the parade, and balloon artists and face painters at parade’s end at the Maryland Plaza fountain.
See more photos taken along the parade route below:
Upper right: Jim Whyte photographed with 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro.
Up next: Part II: 2019 4th of July Parade