Now that Wheaton has entered Phase 3 of the state’s phased reopening plan, the City of Wheaton is excited to welcome the reopening of many of our community’s local businesses, including retail stores, salons, offices, restaurants and others. We encourage the community to be aware of several changes related to traffic and parking to help our businesses succeed in a safe and organized way and allow our community to enjoy the businesses our city has to offer.
The block of Hale Street between Front and Wesley streets has been temporarily closed to vehicle traffic to accommodate outdoor dining. Two large tents in the roadway will be used by local restaurants in this area.
Take-out Area in Parking Garage
The City has reserved spaces on the first floor of the Wheaton Place Parking Garage for restaurants to use for customers picking up take-out orders. If you are picking up an order, please refer to the instructions provided by the restaurant from which you are ordering. The reserved spaces are along the east side of the garage, closest to the alley that connects Front Street and Wesley Street. This alley will remain open to two-way traffic, and drivers should not stop or linger in the alley for pick-ups; doing so will back up traffic in this area.
Please abide by signs throughout the downtown designating customer-only parking. Downtown employees should use the parking areas allocated for them to ensure customers of Wheaton’s local businesses have a place to park.
Other Parking Lots
A number of other businesses in Wheaton will be setting up temporary outdoor dining in private parking lots and areas adjacent to their business.
Thank you for your patience as local businesses begin to reopen and implement new ways to provide service. The City is working with businesses throughout the community on their reopening plans and appreciates your cooperation with these changes.