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Downtown El Paso’s Fresh Air Food Court is back open

EL PASO, Texas -- The Downtown Management District is re-launching the 'Downtown Fresh Air Food Court' which is set to be open to the public every day for the rest of 2020.

The food court has been set up to help downtown El Paso businesses and is funded through a CARES Act grant that was secured in partnership with the city.

“Because of Covid and the pandemic, some stores have limited seating capacity which hurts their bottom line," said Downtown Management District spokesman Rudy Vasquez. "Some of them are not offering dining options so it is only pickup or delivery in which case customers can pickup their food and eat it here.”

Overall, the program is meant to provide customers another option and hopefully some more revenue for those hard hit diners.

Nearby business owners are optimistic about the changes that the food court could bring.

“I hope they keep investing in it because once I think it gains some traction it will be very nice for us," said Grown Together restaurant owner Josh Stokes.

The court itself can be found near Mills Avenue, between Mesa and Oregon Street, South of San Jacinto Plaza.

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Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon is an ABC-7 reporter who co-anchors Good Morning El Paso weekends.



  1. Fresh air in downtown El Paso? Good laugh. El Paso is one of the most polluted cities in the U.S. Wait until it gets cold and they start burning tires to keep warm in Juarez.

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