Dashi Noodle Bar hosting downtown "parklet" this summer

The nonprofit Sustainable Connections and the city of Bellingham have selected Dashi Noodle Bar as the new host for a temporary “parklet” that was introduced downtown last summer.

Dashi Noodle Bar has provided the funds necessary to clean up, install and permit the parklet, as well as cover parking fees to have it located in the parking space in front of the restaurant at 1311 N. State St.

Parklets are temporary structures that convert on-street parking spaces into mini parks. Developers in Bellingham have designed the city’s first parklet to demonstrate green-building and smart-growth techniques.

The temporary parklet was installed during summer 2012 outside of La Fiamma Pizza on Railroad Avenue, and was received with great success, according to its developers.

This spring, Downtown businesses were invited to submit an application expressing interest in hosting the parklet this summer.  A committee of city staff and downtown enthusiasts reviewed the applications and selected Dashi Noodle Bar. The parklet will remain at Dashi until the fall.

More information, and comments on the parklet, can be sent to Rose Lathrop at Sustainable Connections at rose@sconnect.org.

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