BETHESDA, Md. - Miss dining around other people?
Bethesda is opening a "streetery" in its downtown Wednesday.
That means from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily you can eat takeout at a number of tables that will be set up at the following locations:
- Norfolk Avenue, between St. Elmo Avenue and Cordell Avenue
- Norfolk Avenue, between Cordell Avenue and Del Ray Avenue
- Woodmont Avenue, between Elm Street and Bethesda Avenue
- Veterans Park, corner of Norfolk and Woodmont Avenues
- Cordell Avenue, between the parking garage near Old Georgetown Road and Triangle Towers
- Streetery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 4pm – 10pm on Cordell Avenue
Four people will be allowed per table. The tables will be spaced six feet apart and will be cleaned after each use.
Local leaders say temporary street closures will allow for the "streetery."
Bethesda's outdoor dining plans arrive despite Montgomery County not joining the rest of the state in a second phase of reopening.
Montgomery County, along with neighboring Prince George's County, are the two counties hit hardest since the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the U.S.
Officials reported 12,734 COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County as of Sunday.