OUT on Robertson Program is Having Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony May 1st

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Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

West Hollywood’s OUT on Robertson program is having its official ribbon-cutting ceremony, Saturday, May 1, 2020, at 7 p.m. Out on Robertson had a soft launch on Saturday, April, 17th. Robertson Boulevard will be closed to moving vehicle traffic south of Santa Monica Boulevard and north of Melrose Avenue on Saturdays evenings and Sundays.

West Hollywood mayor Lindsey P. Horvath, Mayor Pro Tempore Lauren Meister, and city council members John D’Amico; John M. Erickson; Sepi Shyne will be present at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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The City of West Hollywood began its OUT Zones program in August 2020. The program offers a streamlined approval for businesses to use sidewalks, on-street parking spaces, and private parking lots as areas to expand operations. The program now expands with OUT on Robertson, a pilot program that closes N. Robertson Boulevard south of Santa Monica Boulevard and north of Melrose Avenue to vehicular traffic each Saturday and Sunday. The closure transform the restaurant/retail area into a pedestrian zone with COVID-19 safety protocols as the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announces reopening guidelines allowing for higher numbers of patrons.

The Out on Robertson program gives people who live, work, and play in West Hollywood more opportunities to stay outside under shady trees by day and starry skies at night, while enjoying the best of what West Hollywood has to offer.

There will plenty of parking for cars around the corner at the West Hollywood Park structure, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard adjacent to the West Hollywood Library. Additional parking is also available at 650 N. La Peer Drive. For those using rideshare services, the City has established Drop Zones at the corner of Melrose Avenue and N. Robertson Boulevard.

To get answers to frequently asked questions, download FAQ here. For West Hollywood businesses interested in expanding to OUT on Robertson, please visit www.weho.org/business or email creativecity@weho.org.

The most up-to-date list of participating OUT Zone businesses can be found at www.weho.org/outzones.

People exploring West Hollywood’s OUT on Robertson program are reminded that the City of West Hollywood still has a mandatory face-covering requirement and people are urged to be mindful of maintaining six feet of social distancing for dining, shopping, and personal care under the sun and stars.

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R J
2 months ago

With so many business’s in West Hollywood in real need of support trying to stay open and survive the high rent costs, payroll and business expenses, why would the city put resources into a street shutdown of Robertson for the Abbey. I have a business on Santa Monica Blvd. near many small restaurants that are constantly trying to attract more people to their business location. Obviously the planning for many reasons missed the mark and weho residents can see that.

Last edited 2 months ago by R J
Thaddeus
Thaddeus
2 months ago

Another Poorly planned program by the worst councilmembers we have had in a long time. Went both times and was sooooo disappointed in their non professional ideas. Really, the recall is coming. Cheers

Last edited 2 months ago by Thaddeus
Manny
Manny
2 months ago

The above press release is out of touch.There is zero “COVID Safety Protocols” and no palm trees on Robertson. The Blvd is a ghost town outside of Abbey’s extra street seating area (which is empty during the day) There is no justifiable reason to close this street for 32 hours every weekend.

VoteThemOut
VoteThemOut
2 months ago
Reply to  Manny

saying zero covid safety protocol is a bit dramatic, i see people wearing mask.
That is a covid safety protocol

Manny
Manny
2 months ago
Reply to  VoteThemOut

The masks (some worn incorrectly) come off very quickly, there is no social distancing anywhere and the people sitting at tables are not from the same household. That’s pretty close to zero, so I’ll stick with zero. It’s one thing to ignore those facts and another to make stuff up about “protocols” being adhered to when those protocols are actually impossible to achieve in that kind of environment.

Last edited 2 months ago by Manny
Paulo Murillo
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2 months ago
Reply to  Manny

Thanks for reading WEHO TIMES and for commenting Manny. You’re absolutely correct. Not a damn palm tree in sight. It’s been updated to reflect that. Be well. Stay safe.
WT

Enough
Enough
2 months ago

The neighborhoods north of this and south of this don’t want it. The businesses on Robertson itself don’t want it. The only one that wanted it and got it was the Abbey.