The Downtown Alive Parklet program for 2020 ended on November 22nd. We are dedicated to working toward a Downtown Alive 2021 Parklet program seeking a long-term solution to allow for attractive extended seating that businesses can opt-in to participate.
A task force has been created, made up of DBA and WDI leaders, downtown restaurateurs, business owners, and community advocates in hopes of continuing the program. It is in the early stages of preparing a proposal for City Council to consider and approve.
Downtown Alive has remained a silver lining in an otherwise bleak financial year for many businesses and for downtown as a whole to draw back tourist dollars. The mild climate in southeastern NC certainly helps maximize those opportunities with more people spending time outside, which potentially could expand the lifespan of the program beyond spring, summer and fall.
The program was a huge success because of YOU our Wilmington residents, vacationers, and regional visitors! Stay informed and engaged by following our Instagram and Facebook pages.