Outdoor dining on Newark’s Main Street, which began in June when roadwork had just been completed, has been extended into December.
“This just in from Newark’s City Council: Alfresco dining is on for the rest of the fall!,” Caffé Gelato exclaimed.
The opportunity to dine outdoors on Wednesdays has been a strong economic boost for downtown restaurants.
The extension means there will be outdoor dining on Wednesday, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11, Nov. 18 and Dec. 2.
Nov. 25 is skipped because it’s the day before Thanksgiving, and Caffé Gelato will have holiday dinners available for pickup.
The Dec. 2 event will include a visit from Santa.
Earlier events had also involved local retailers and nonprofits.
Parking is available on the street and in municipal lots 1, 4, 6 and 7.