Amity Coffee Opens First ‘Parklet’ of Season

Local Café Sets Up Outdoor Seating Option For Customers

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Duluthians enjoyed their breakfast and coffee outside Wednesday, as the first ‘parklet’ of the summer is up in Lakeside.

After receiving all necessary supplies and a grant from the Healthy Duluth Area Coalition, Amity Coffee has set up an outdoor seating area in a parking spot outside the café.

Wednesday was the first day the ‘parklet’ was open, and so far both business owners and customers are loving it.

“I’m glad that it’s comfortable, and it’s wood and it’s comfortable, I think that really makes it nicer,” said Lynda Dietrich, an Amity Coffee regular. “Anything to get outdoors, especially when you live in Duluth.”

“So far, all the businesses that they have put them in front of, everyone has benefited,” said Co-Owner of Amity Coffee, Patti Chuang. “To be able to have something like this donated to us and brought right to our front door, to set it up in 20 minutes and tear it back down and maybe bring it out again next year, just is a huge benefit for us.”

Amity Coffee will soon add flowers and umbrellas to its’ ‘parklet.’

Healthy Duluth is looking to put up four more ‘parklets’ this summer.

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