An Executive Order that allowed restaurants to set up areas outside for dining during the COVID pandemic has been extended through legislation signed Wednesday by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Restaurants will be able to use municipal areas like sidewalks and closed streets for outdoor dining, at least for the next year when the extension expires.
The law says restaurants must adhere to all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and guidance. They also have to obtain a temporary permit from the municipality. New applicants are required to notify the community under the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Order regarding outdoor dining expired in June 2021. His office said the legislation signed Wednesday was necessary in order to allow the state Liquor Authority the ability to use municipal space without prior approval.
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