New Rules Implemented Due to COVID-19
Outdoor dining has become an increasingly popular option for restaurant owners looking to adapt to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Philadelphia has put in place a Streetery program that will allow businesses to use public space for outdoor dining. However, in order to take advantage of this opportunity all restaurant owners must now obtain a Streetery permit.
Fines Already Being Issued
According to a recent report by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the city has already begun issuing fines to businesses that are operating unpermitted streeteries. This highlights the importance of obtaining the necessary permit before offering outdoor dining in a public space. Not only are the fines costly, but they also may damage a business's reputation and put its continued operation at risk.
How to Avoid Fines
The Streetery program has been a driving force in helping restaurants to remain open during the pandemic and it's important for business owners to take action to obtain the necessary permits. Our architects at Designblendz are well-versed in the Philadelphia permitting process and can help local restaurant owners navigate the process of obtaining a Streetery permit for their business. Whether you're looking to set up a small sidewalk café or a larger outdoor dining area, our team can guide you through the process and help ensure that your business is in compliance with all city regulations.