When well-designed, -managed, and -maintained, the public realm in our commercial districts can be utilized to leave positive visitor impressions, enhance customer traffic circulation, foster social interactions, and promote commerce for small businesses. During the COVID-19 pandemic, public spaces have in fact been critical lifelines for many businesses, offering safe places to promote and market products and services and to facilitate sales transactions, as well as functioning as alternative dining rooms for restaurants and food services that have been unable to serve indoors.