05 June, 2020

Free heaters to support outdoor dining

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Twenty heaters plus gas bottles have been provided to cafes and restaurants to keep visitors warm this winter when dining outdoors in the CBD and North Adelaide.

This idea was born from a local restaurant owner as part of the recover and reimagine initiative, which enables our community to share their ideas on how we can help the city get back on its feet.

The heaters are spread out across cafes and restaurants on Rundle, Gouger, Hutt, Melbourne and O’Connell streets as well as Victoria Square.

Businesses received two heaters with two of the smaller cafes receiving one heater each due to space constraints.

Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor said the suggestion for the heaters came from Pranzo on Exchange Place in the CBD.

“We thought providing portable outdoor heaters was an effective idea and something we could do quickly to support our local businesses,” the Lord Mayor said.

“As the weather gets cooler, these heaters will support our local cafes and restaurants to create a welcoming experience for customers.

“Any increase in customers these businesses can serve each day will help their recovery.”

Pranzo owner Anna Camerlengo was thrilled to receive the heaters from the Lord Mayor earlier this week.

“It is great to have this support from the City of Adelaide and to be able to have more people outdoors in winter enjoying the fresh air,” she said.

Business to receive heaters include:

  • Penny University
  • Felici Café Espresso Bar
  • Gin Long Canteen
  • Pippo
  • Bononia Gelato
  • The Spot Café
  • Argo on the Square
  • Szechuan Valley
  • Social Street 2
  • Queen of Tarts
  • Pranzo

To further support local businesses, colourful footpaths stickers are being laid throughout the CBD.

The bright #MyAdelaide stickers with cheerful messages like “You’re back – treat yourself right this way” and “We’ve missed you as much as you miss your trackies” will welcome people back to the city and encourage them to visit local businesses.

People can share photos of what they have missed most about the city by posting a photo on social media using #MyAdelaide.

We have had nearly 200 ideas through the recover and reimagine ideas page from our community on how the city could recover from this challenging period.

For a range of ways on how you can rediscover your city visit the MyAdelaide page.

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Ashleigh Pisani