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Downtown Lafayette gets first parklet

Posted: 3:30 PM, Feb 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-23 16:30:18-05

The first permanent parklet is officially in place in downtown Lafayette.

It’s in front of Central Pizza & Bar on Jefferson Street.

Friday’s unveiling also included a wall mural in the corridor of their additional entrance on Polk Street.

Classic works of art incorporated with pizza, designed by UL students and alumni, will lead customers to the restaurant.

“A parklet is a structure placed in a parking spot where folks can sit and enjoy meals, read a book, catch a drink downtown. It’s a place where the street gets activated,” said Downtown Development Authority CEO Anita Begnaud.