Experience Arlington Alfresco

Arlington Alfresco an Outdoor Experience for Dining & Shopping
Posted on 06/03/2020
Arlington Alfresco

The Village is excited to bring back some vibrancy to our Downtown hub of Vail Avenue and Campbell Street now that the State has loosened some restrictions in phase three of the Restore Illinois plan. 

Arlington Alfresco, is an open-air dining and shopping zone in the Downtown that enables restaurants, stores and businesses to expand their capacity into designated zones within the Arlington Alfresco footprint. The plan includes an 18-foot pedestrian walkway in the center of the streets. The dining areas will be fenced in and there will be many signs to help alleviate gathering concerns as it relates to the COVID-19 virus. See map of Arlington Alfresco layout.
Reservations are encouraged for those interested in dining at Arlington Alfresco. As part of Phase 3 of Restore Illinois, groups of people should be limited to 6 or fewer for dining. 

When visiting Arlington Alfresco, please follow the COVID-19 health guidelines, such as not entering the zone if you exhibit symptoms related to the virus, do not congregate in groups of more than 10 people, follow the 6-foot social distancing guidelines and wearing face coverings is encouraged. Please do not bring any pets into the zone.

It's important to know that while the area is blocked off to vehicular traffic and outdoor dining spaces will be expanded, no open alcohol can be consumed consumed in public spaces, which includes Harmony Park and the pedestrian walkway. Also, no open alcohol can be taken outside of the Arlington Alfresco zone.

For those preferring to use curbside pickup for dining or shopping, there will be designated areas at the entrances of Arlington Alfresco, on the first floor of the Vail Garage and in a nearby parking lot. Delivery services for businesses and residents living within the zone will also have a designated areas. Several changes have been made to allow for 2-hour parking in Lot E, along Davis Street, and on the first floor of the Vail Garage. Temporarily, ADA parking spaces have also been located near each of the four entrances to Arlington Alfresco.

As businesses begin to reopen during this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arlington Alfresco zone will be open daily until 11 p.m. Arlington Heights Police and Village staff will monitor the program and continue to make accommodations when necessary. Entrances to the Vail parking garage and to parking lots and garages of condominium or apartment buildings within the zone will remain accessible.

Restaurants outside of the Downtown who wish to participate in the Arlington Alfresco experience will host guests for outdoor seating on private property.