Railroad Street “Street Dining” Concludes for the Summer; Outdoor Service Continues in Off-Street Areas, Weather Permitting


Great Barrington, Mass. – Sept. 7 – The use of Railroad Street for outdoor dining has now ceased, but downtown eateries can continue outdoor service on designated sidewalks, alleys, and other off-street areas.

“As the high summer weeks come to a close, the staffing for set up and removal of Railroad Street planters, barriers and signage has thinned out,” said Town Manager Mark Pruhenski. “Off-street and sidewalk dining will continue as long as weather permits.”

The town’s outdoor dining accommodations were funded through a shared streets grant for municipalities to assist with COVID-19 recovery efforts. Railroad Street was partially closed on Fridays and Saturdays to allow for more outdoor seating and service for restaurants.

The town also wishes to thank the organizers and many performers in this summer’s Berkshire Busk and Town Hall Gazebo Concert series, who kept the downtown lively and entertaining throughout the summer.

Both the Berkshire Busk program, led by Eugene Carr, and Town Hall Concert Concert series, organized by Lee Rogers, wrapped up this past Labor Day weekend. Both will return in the summer 2022.