Capitol & Hale Streets to Close for Outdoor Dining

Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin announced today that blocks of Capitol & Hale Streets will close to allow outdoor dining beginning April 9 through Labor Day. Capitol Street will be closed each Friday beginning at 3 p.m. through Sunday at 11 p.m. Hale Street will be closed Friday and Saturday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Capitol Street and Hale Street will be closed from the Kanawha Boulevard to Lee Street. One lane will be open on Hale Street from Kanawha Boulevard to Virginia Street for access to the South Side Bridge. Virginia Street and Quarrier Street will remain open. Emergency service personnel will have access to Capitol Street & Hale Street throughout the closure.


“Outdoor dining was a tremendous success last year—as noted by our local restaurateurs and retailers during our team’s recent business-to-business outreach,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin. “As we begin to see more people out and about, we are excited to provide more opportunities—not only for folks to enjoy our City, but for our businesses to experience growth.”


Restaurants will continue to provide tables, chairs, and tents in order to serve customers outside of their establishments. All items will be sanitized in accordance with Kanawha-Charleston Health Department guidelines. Quarrier Street will have bagged meters that are reserved for those picking up take-out orders.