Walla Walla updates weekend plans for Main Street

Walla Walla adds outdoor seating along Main St

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The plan Walla Walla organized to shut down a section of Main Street and allow businesses to expand their outdoor seating is being altered after just one weekend.

Walla Walla Director of Parks and Recreation, Andy Coleman, said that after assessing feedback from downtown business owners and other city officials the city will open Main St. to car traffic.

The original plan shut down the street from Second Ave. to Palouse St. to all vehicles on the weekend.

Limited parking will be available along Main St., but approximately 25 parking spaces will be filled with tables and chairs for tasting rooms and restaurants.

Planters and stanchions will be positioned to block car traffic from the tables and chairs set up within the parking spaces.

The new changes will start Friday August 7, and last until the 14.

The city will re-evaluate the plan in one week to gauge if any other changes are necessary.