July 27, 2020 Comments (0) Views: 306 Seattle & Pacific Northwest News, Seattle News, Top Seattle

Seattle Adapts to Indoor Dining Restrictions, Opens Sidewalks for Business

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Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan expanded street closure permit options for one or more blocks as part of the City of Seattle’s efforts to support businesses during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. These new permits will give restaurants and retail stores more space to operate while providing their patrons and passersby more space to move following Governor Jay Inslee’s Safe Start plan.

“We must all fight the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in our region. As we are seeing increasing cases from social gatherings and indoor dining, we can create additional opportunities for our restaurants and businesses to safely operate outdoors,” said Mayor Durkan. “Building on our successful sidewalk café and curb space permit pilot, we are announcing the availability of citywide street closures for businesses and communities who wish to apply.”

The City will begin accepting applications for these street closures on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

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