SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV)- “Weekends on Walton” will continue in Syracuse this summer for its second year after much success last year.
The first weekend of the event will be this weekend from Friday to Saturday. The 100 block and part of the 200 block of Walton Street will be closed to traffic on Fridays starting at 7 a.m. until Sundays at 7 a.m., so residents can browse the shops and eat at the restaurants.
A change from last year will be the closure of the 200 block of Walton Street up to the Creekwalk, leaving the remaining portion of the block open to traffic and for parking.
Danny Monroe, a business manager of Kasai which is one of the restaurants participating in the event, said this will help everyone especially after a year of struggle.
“We’re going to be having live music so we’ll be able to help a lot with artists in the area who haven’t been able to work as much so we’re excited to help them, and for us it’s just extra tables outside and more business coming in and everyone likes to sit outside and we really don’t have the set up for it so this will just help a lot with that,” said Monroe.
The list of participating businesses that will provide outdoor dining experiences include:
- Pita Dream
- The Hops Spot
- Blue Tusk
- Sakana-Ya Sushi Bar
- Margaritas Mexican Cantina
- The Limerick Pub
Syracuse Mayor Walsh said they don’t have an official end date for the events, but they’ll go as long they can.