Today, August 14, Pine Avenue is being closed to vehicular traffic between 1st to 3rd Street to accommodate outdoor dining and other activities allowed under the current City’s health order. The 24/7 closure, which will last through at least October 31, will enable residents and visitors to enjoy safe outdoor dining, personal care services, and fitness activities at many of Pine Avenue’s beloved establishments. Businesses along this stretch of Pine Avenue may begin setting up outdoor accommodations for immediate use, assuming permitting requirements, insurance measures, and City Health Order protocols have been met. Depending on business location, outdoor expansions may extend onto the sidewalk or into on-street parking spaces. To participate, businesses must submit an Occasional Event Permit form to the City, adhere to current City health protocols, and satisfy insurance requirements.
Delivery/Pickup Zones: Zones for business deliveries, as well as for takeout and curbside pick-up traffic, will be located at the northwest corner of Broadway and Pine, and at the southeast corner of 3rd Street and Pine. Signage will be posted at these locations identifying them as delivery zones. Businesses are also encouraged to use Tribune Court (north/south alley located between Pine Avenue and The Promenade) for deliveries and loading only – not for takeout/pickup. If you use this space, please be mindful not to block adjacent parking lot access. If it becomes apparent that additional space is needed for delivery and pickup, the City will consider other options.
The City of Long Beach has created an informational webpage about this street closure, which includes necessary forms for businesses and can be found at longbeach.gov/pineclosure. This webpage will be updated regularly as additional information becomes available Below are additional informational resources.
Expanded Outdoor Operations Forms for Closure-Area Businesses
Closure Fact Sheet for Businesses
Dine Out DTLB: An interactive map of Downtown restaurants currently open for outdoor dining, takeout or delivery.