Poplar Street in downtown Cambridge

Poplar Street in downtown Cambridge.

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge’s outdoor dining option on Poplar Street is on hold in the aftermath of a tragic fire early Thursday morning, April 1 on High Street that killed three and injured two.

"The decision has been made to postpone the Poplar Street Promenade that was to begin this evening out of repect for the family, friends, and neighbors of those who perished," said Mayor Andrew Bradshaw. "This decision was reached in consultation with the Commissioners of Cambridge, Cambridge Police Department, Rescue Fire Company, the Cambridge-Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, and business owners along Poplar Street."

Bradshaw said the Promenade is expected to begin on April 8, after work with CPD, RFC, the Chamber, Downtown Cambridge, and business owners on Poplar Street to ensure that the outdoor dining arrangements are safe.

"I am personally devastated by the events that occurred early this morning, and the Commissioners and staff at the City of Cambridge have the families, friends, and neighbors of those lost in our prayers," said the mayor.

Bradshaw said the city will share information about how to help the family as it becomes available.

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