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“Saturday Nights in the City” outdoor dining extended through September

People dine on 2nd Street during “Saturday Nights in the City.”

Harrisburg restaurants are serving up yet another month of al fresco dining.

“Saturday Nights in the City,” a street dining experience, will be extended through Sept. 26, Mayor Eric Papenfuse announced today.

“This program has been a great way for us to support our city restaurants,” he said. “We look forward to extending this initiative through the end of September.”

Through a partnership with the Downtown Improvement District, the city has been closing large sections of streets downtown to allow outdoor dining.

Even as some people have begun venturing back into restaurants, “Saturday Nights in the City” remains popular in the community.

From 3:30 to 10 p.m., the following streets will be closed to traffic:

  • 2nd Street, from Market to Pine streets
  • State Street, from Church to N. 2nd streets, westbound
  • North Street, from Susquehanna to 3rd streets, westbound, and from 2nd to Buttonwood streets
  • Conoy Street (Shipoke)
  • 3rd Street, from Market to Chestnut streets

The list of participating restaurants in the weekly event include:

  • El Sol
  • Stock’s on Second
  • Carley’s Ristorante and Piano Bar
  • Café Fresco
  • Taco Solo
  • Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar
  • Sawyer’s
  • Bourbon Street Saloon
  • Zembie’s
  • McGrath’s
  • Arooga’s
  • Taste Key West
  • Cork & Fork
  • Federal Taphouse
  • Rubicon
  • Mangia Qui
  • BurgerIM
  • Bollywood
  • The Brick Haus
  • Los Tres Cubanos
  • Second Street Shawarma
  • JB Lovedraft’s
  • Bacco
  • The Vegetable Hunter
  • Bricco

“Saturday Nights in the City” lasts from 5 to 10 p.m.

The event was originally planned to only last through the beginning of July, but was extended twice, first through August, and now through September.

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