STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA)— The concept for Starkville’s downtown streatery is moving forward.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved the concept to move forward during Tuesday’s board meeting.
The streatery will be an outside dining area for patrons to eat at Moe’s Original BBQ, Restaurant Tyler and Nine Twenty Nine Coffee, but customers will dine in designated parking spaces.
Fran Pharis, architect with the Carl Small Town Center at Mississippi State University, said her team is helping plan the layout and design of the streatery.
She said the basic idea right now is to make a colorful graphic on the street and to build a barrier between the sidewalk and the road.
The center will also partner with the city to use resources and save money.
““We will be using city planters and we’ll have some greenery to put in those, and then we’ll also be using some city benches,” said Pharis.
The layout will also include spacing for social distancing.
Mayor Lynn Spruill said the streatery will operate during the coronavirus pandemic to help restaurant owners fare its impact.