Philly COVID-19: Philadelphia Metropolis Council passes outside leisure invoice

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – Restaurant owners love the warmer spring weather and the customers it brings, especially when it comes to outdoor dining.

Now music is played on the streets along with the sounds of happy and hungry guests. Restaurants with an alfresco dining permit will soon be able to apply for a permit to the city to provide al fresco entertainment.

“We lost over 200 full-service restaurants, 50 of which are permanently closed. We wanted to give businesses the opportunity to attract customers,” said Councilor Katherine Gilmore Richardson.

The bill, introduced by Gilmore Richardson, was passed unanimously by the city council and sent to Mayor Jim Kenney’s desk for signature.

“We really needed an opportunity to support our local restaurants and our local arts and culture,” said Gilmore Richardson.

This bill could be signed as early as next week to give restaurants the opportunity to expand the menu for their guests and get people to spend.

There are restrictions on the rules for noise regulations on the pavement.

Philadelphia restaurant owners will soon be able to apply for outdoor entertainment permission through the Philadelphia Streets Department.

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