Car-free plans for Leeds street to create city’s largest outdoor dining hub

Greek Street in Leeds. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Greek Street in Leeds. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe.
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EXCITING plans to transform one of Leeds’s best-known streets into the city centre’s largest outdoor dining area are under way, the YEP can exclusively reveal.

Greek Street, which is undergoing a £20m rejuvenation, will be closed off to traffic as part of a six-month trial to turn it into a ‘vibrant’ hub of activity.

Bars and restaurants in the area are planning street parties, tasting events, masterclasses and more throughout the summer, and will be allowed to serve customers on the traffic-free street.

The bold move to pedestrianise the road follows on from the success of Merrion Street, which has become a key nightspot after it was closed to traffic in 2014.

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “We want Leeds to have the most vibrant city centre in the country.”

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