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Lunch in the Park returns for a second year with more lunch dates. Courtesy photo.




Lunch in the Park

When: Thursdays, July 10, through Aug. 28, from noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Veterans Park, Manchester (on Elm Street, across from the Radisson Hotel)
Cost: Free (bring your own lunch or place an order with Door to Door Delivery)
Visit: manchester-chamber.org/programs-events/lunch-in-the-park
Place a lunch order: Visit d2ddelivery.com




Manchester makes a lunch date
Downtowners invited to meet and eat in the park

07/10/14



 Whether you live or work in downtown Manchester, now’s your chance to picnic during the lunch hour. The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is bringing back its Lunch in the Park series for a second, longer summer in Veterans Park.

“We want to, first of all, show off what a jewel Veterans Park is,” Will Stewart, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce vice president of economic development & advocacy, said. “Being in the Northeast we have so few opportunities to enjoy that outdoor dining experience. … It’s just nice to be able to do it while you can.”
The lunch series is a citywide open invitation for downtown employees and Queen City residents to utilize the urban green space during the lunch hour. Picnickers will find tables and live music entertainment on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. from July 10 to Aug. 28.
After last year’s inaugural series was met with success, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, along with the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department, decided to extend this year’s series from three weeks to eight.
“Events like this — concerts in the park or festivals — they’re a great way of just attracting people,” Stewart said. “If you give people a reason to go there, a place they might not otherwise go, you get them to look around and say, ‘Wow, what a great spot.’ … When Veterans Park succeeds, all of downtown succeeds.”
Lunch won’t be sold in the park, per se, although Ben & Jerry’s will be selling ice cream. People can bring their own lunches from home, buy lunch from a downtown restaurant and bring it to the park, or, new this year, order from Door to Door Delivery. Lunch in the Park is partnering with the Manchester food delivery service, which will allow customers to go online and order lunch from participating restaurants and then pick it up right at the park, Stewart said.
“This year we thought we would do kind of the ‘on demand’ model through Door to Door,” he said. “Using their website people can go on even the morning of the event.” 
 
As seen in the July 10, 2014 issue of the Hippo.





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