Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sidewalk Cafes in Downtown Greensboro Might Have New Hours Come Tuesday

It looks like on Tuesday August 19th that the City of Greensboro will amend Chapter 26 of the Greensboro Code of Ordinance with respect to streets and sidewalks- hours of operation for sidewalk cafe's in downtown Greensboro.

If you want to see the whole agenda with attachments on Tuesday's Greensboro's City Council meeting please click on the title above or
CLICK HERE then go to current agenda with attachments.

All of this action is contingent on if the Greensboro City Council approves this amended ordinance.

Item #30 on the agenda states that there must be a permit issued before a establishment can be allowed on the sidewalk.The sidewalk cafe must be associated with a restaurant and under the same name.

Here is the kicker on this amended ordinance the sidewalk cafe MAY OPERATE AT ANY TIME BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7:00 am - 1:00 am. This is a change from the ordinance that is in place right now where the start time is 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Sunday - Thursday, on weekends till midnight and holidays. All sidewalk cafe improvements(including but not limited to tables, chairs and other furnishings) shall be set up no sooner than 15 minutes prior to opening a restaurant for business.All sidewalk cafe improvements shall be removed no later than 30 minutes after a restaurants close of business. In no case shall sidewalk cafe improvements be located on city sidewalks or pedestrian ways between the hours of 1:30 am - 6:45 am .

Along with the chicken ordinance this will make for a fun filled night at the Greensboro City Council meeting. If you have a problem or issue with this amended ordinance please feel free to call or email your Greensboro City Council member CLICK HERE .

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