Thursday, May 21, 2009

Year-Around Sidewalk Dining in Boston Approved

On Wednesday, the Boston City Council approved year-around sidewalk dining for restaurants within the city, allowing dining spots to be able to decide when they can open their outdoor patio areas. According to the Boston Globe, the vote was unanimous, though restaurant owners will still have to get city permits that allow for outdoor dining. Until now, restaurants could only have sidewalk dining between the months of May and September, according to the Globe.

For more on the approval of year-around sidewalk dining, please go to the Boston Globe link below:

City Council OK's sidewalk dining year-round

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Blogger ichheissederek said...

Eastern Standard already has outdoor seating 365 days/ year. Did they find a loophole?

3:50 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Really? And it's sidewalk seating too, more or less, isn't it? That's strange. Can anyone explain this for us?

3:59 PM  
Blogger John Mc said...

Is their sidewalk public or private??

This year round thing isn't exactly the best news for local residents. Everyone thinks of Boylston or Newbury when they think of outdoor dining, but a lot of local neighborhood places really take over the sidewalks, and it's nice to 'get them back' off season. Now we're kind of hosed...

5:12 PM  
Blogger cyber joe said...

No one is going to be open in winter, and I always thought it was ridiculous that the city was in charge of restricting when these businesses can be open.

5:49 PM  

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