Morgantown’s First “Pedlet” Coming Soon to Gibbie’s Pub & Eatery
August 28 – MORGANTOWN – Last summer it was the Parklet.
This summer, the Pedlet.
Morgantown City Council recently approved spending $ 119,308 on the city’s security deposit budget, which is money used for one-time projects.
Of these funds, $ 20,000 will be used to create the city’s first pedlet in front of Gibbie’s Pub & Eatery, located at 368 High St.
City Manager Kim Haws said the outdoor food court designed by the Mills Group will be similar to the Parklet – also a design by the Mills Group – which appeared ahead of Tin 202 last summer, but with an improvement.
“What it did was to be able to move meals to the street and take several parking spaces along the High Street. One of the concerns we had was that it created a separation between the serving establishment. and tables, ”Haws said. “So this year we’re trying an experiment called a pedlet. This allows you to take the same parking area, but redirect pedestrian traffic around the dining room. “
Haws said Gibbie’s pedlet should be in place within the next 30 days. All the work is done internally by the municipal teams.
Given the resurgence of COVID-19, Mayor Jenny Selin said she would like to see “as many pedlets as we can handle” downtown.
“That is why, if there is success and if there are other interests, whatever we can do to keep the momentum going, because there is only a certain amount of season left,” a she declared.
Deputy City Manager Emily Muzzarelli said the city will continue to waive its fees for alfresco dining permits until the end of the calendar year.
The capital escrow budget amendment also included $ 50,000 for the Woodburn building, which helped prepare it for two new tenants – The Shack Neighborhood House and The Mountaineer Homeschoolers Hub – and address HVAC issues. and the building’s water heater.
Funding was also included for the Town’s Homeowner Incentive Program ($ 22,250) and the Deckers Creek Undercut Repair Project undertaken by the Mon River Trails Conservancy ($ 22,000).