Austin Alley has been renamed “Lower Polk Plaza” for the duration of the Shared Public Spaces program. The alley has been closed to through traffic for outdoor dining. The Lower Polk Community Benefit District has taken the lead on the street closure, partnering with neighboring restaurants like El Lopo, Aicha, Ben Thai, Vegan Picnic, and Batter Bakery, making it possible for the restaurants to utilize the seating.
You can visit Austin Alley and support the local businesses Tues – Sunday 3-9pm (Hours may change). Be sure to wear a mask!
El Lopo and Lower Polk Plaza was featured in SF Eater on September 4th, you can read the article here!