Bree Street is once again welcoming city-dwellers and tourists to visit the trendy foodie street on Sunday 17 January, when the street will be closed to traffic, many of its restaurants will be open, and entertainment will be offered in the street. It is the second such event in a year.
Open Streets is an international initiative, which allows the residents of an area to ‘reclaiming their streets as public space‘. The purpose is to enjoy the traffic-free street for the day, have fun or exercise on it, listen to live music, and so help to break down social divisions in the city.
Starting at 10h00 and running until 15h00, one would park in the area, and then cycle, skateboard, or walk to Bree Street. One would then walk from one direction to another, and enjoy the fun entertainment, as well as meeting old friends and make new acquaintances. Best is to bring a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes for the outing.
Cape Town’s ‘hippest block‘ according to Wall Street Journal, and ‘most fashionable street’ according to Conde Nast Traveler, Bree Street is dominated by restaurants, but there are also art galleries, decor outlets, fashion boutiques, and jewellery outlets. Businesses which will be participating on Sunday are:
Youngblood Arts and Culture Development
The Odyssey Gastropub
Revolution Cycles Cape Town
SAM (South African Market)
Robert Sherwood Design
Orphanage Cocktail Emporium
Orinoco Flavours of Latin America
Merry Pop Ins
La Parada Tapas Restaurant & Bar
Inside & You’re Out
The House Of Machines
Hard Pressed Café
Folk Coffee Anthropology
Dapper Coffee Co.
Culture Club Cheese
Clarke’s bar and dining room
Charango Grill & Bar
Cape Heritage Hotel
Barnet Fair Barber shop
Bacon on Bree
Open Streets, Bree Street, Cape Town. www.openstreets.co.za Twitter: @BreeStreet
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