Colorado Springs to close road for in-street downtown dining

The sidewalks are open and parking is back on the east side of S. Tejon St. at Colorado Ave. Jack Quinn’s Pub business manager Tara Hart gets ready for lunch customers on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009. Photo by The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett

The first downtown Colorado Springs road closure for in-street dining was recently announced.

Dine Out Downtown, a summer program with expanded outdoor seating, begins with a soft launch on Saturday, June 20 and runs from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tejon Street will be closed between Colorado Ave. and Pikes Peak Ave. during that time.

Summer hours for Dine Out Downtown, which runs from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, begin on June 26-27 and will continue throughout the summer.

Reservations are required at participating restaurants, which include Colorado Craft, Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub, Jimmy John’s, Marco’s Pizza, Red Gravy and at some point during the summer, Jax Fish House.

While reservations are required, walk-up reservations will be accepted. There is no self-seating, a host or hostess from a participating restaurant must seat you.

No outside food or beverage is allowed and if the weather turns, restaurants may not be able to accommodate you indoors.

You can find parking information at


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