City of Milwaukee offers free 'Carryout Zone' parking spots, signage for restaurants

Posted at 4:34 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 17:35:29-04

MILWAUKEE -- All of Wisconsin's restaurants have been ordered to switch to carryout or delivery only - and the City of Milwaukee is stepping up to help local restaurants make that transition easier on customers.

Restaurants that don't already have a 'Loading Zone' adjacent to their business can implement a temporary 'Carryout Zone' for free.

"As restaurants face uncertain times, this program is a way we can support those small businesses trying to better accommodate their customers,” said Mayor Tom Barrett.

The city's Department of Public Works will provide the signage, and the equivalent of two parking spots near their location.

“While we will evaluate this program in the coming weeks, we anticipate continuing this for as long as the ‘No Dine In’ policy is in effect,” said Commissioner of Public Works Jeff Polenske.

Restaurants can apply to the program online at Their signage will be installed within 48-72 hours after their request.

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