I have thought about this idea for awhile.
What would be the harm in experimenting with closing down Phillips Avenue between 10th & 11th and 11th & 12th (leave 11th street open for traffic) on Friday and Saturday nights after say 6 PM to 2 AM for the month of July. And allow open container (as long as it is plastic cups or aluminum cans or bottles). You could also setup picnic tables and bring in street vendors of all kinds (not just food or drink but artist booths also).
I think DTSF needs to turn it up a notch, and what’s the harm in experimenting with the idea?
Downtown businesses would have to be heavily involved and there would have to be strict cleanup guidelines by the DT businesses.