City of Topeka to Provide Curbside to-go Parking for Downtown Restaurants

The City of Topeka has partnered with several downtown restaurants to provide curbside pickup of to-go orders for patrons practicing social distancing and restaurateurs seeking sales while complying with a restriction on gatherings of more than 50 people due to COVID-19 concerns.

“I’m pleased that the City of Topeka can help our downtown businesses to stay open and provide food services while promoting social distancing and creating a safe environment for our citizens,” said City Manager Brent Trout.

The City of Topeka has pledged to reserve two parking stalls in front of each participating downtown eating establishment, including restaurants, coffee shops, sandwich shops and bars that serve food. Parking stalls will be designated by orange cones and a red and white sign that says “15 min food pickup only”.

“A big ‘Thank You’ to whoever came up with this idea. At this juncture, we should do anything we can to help our employees,” said Doug Thomas owner of The Classic Bean.


List of participating restaurants:

Iron Rail Brewing, 705 S Kansas Ave                            Juli’s Coffee and Bistro, 110 SE 8th Ave

Jersey Mike’s, 718 S Kansas Ave                                  The Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th St.

Classic Bean, 722 S Kansas Ave                                    Subway, 935 S Kansas Ave

Brew Bank Topeka, 822 S Kansas Ave                        The Pennant, 915 S Kansas Ave