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Restaurant health put atop City of Miami

Written by on January 12, 2021

Restaurant health put atop City of Miami

Miami City Commissioners will consider helping restaurants continue to survive the pandemic when they vote today (1/14) to temporarily extend until Sept. 30 the Covid-19 Restaurant Recovery Program. 

After the virus threatened to shut down restaurant patronage, the city adopted legislation in May that allowed establishments to temporarily add or expand outdoor seating on their properties and public rights-of-way such as sidewalks, nearby on-street parking as well as roads and traffic lanes that have been closed. Restaurants can apply for an outdoor café temporary permit at no cost. Businesses do, however, need to pay for barricades and delineators necessary for a safe outdoor dining space. 

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