Outdoor Dining on Franklin Avenue!

Franklin Ave. is now closed from Main St. to Erie St. and will remain closed until further notice! This area has been transformed into a picnic area. Only delivery, sanitation and emergency vehicles now have access, and movable barriers are in place to accommodate that.

The City of Kent is doing this for all of us — our businesses and our community! Offering lots of outdoor seating helps our businesses with limited indoor seating capacity, and our community to feel more comfortable going out for food, beverages and conversation with friends.

The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone, and we’re excited to have this open space for socializing and enjoying the good eats and beverages of Kent. Thanks to the DORA program, alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at local bars and restaurants for outdoor consumption from 12-10pm, seven days a week.

Head up to Main St. for some popcorn, Erie St. for coffee or a smoothie, or Water St. for some sandwiches or sushi, then take it down to Franklin Ave. — or get something right there on Franklin! There’s lots of choices so spread the love, support our local businesses, and enjoy the fresh air!

Be sure to check out all of our wonderful Kent restaurants!