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Posted on: June 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Phase two of re-openings to allow for outdoor seating at restaurants

Phase two begins June 9th. Outdoor tables allowed at restaurants. Am working with the Commissioner of Planning, Town Board and Building Inspector to allow for expedited process, by permit to allow additional seating. See link: interview with COOKERY


The Governor announced that outdoor dining in restaurants will be permitted in Phase Two of the re-opening.   Phase two begins on June 9th. Outdoor tables must be spaced six feet apart, all staff must wear face coverings and customers must wear face coverings when not seated, according to the directive.


While several restaurants in the Town have traditionally and lawfully offered outdoor seating,  I am working with the Town Board and Commissioner of Planning & Building Inspector  to allow for an expedited process, by permit, for the Building Inspector to authorize additional seating where such seating can be safely situated.  We need to make sure that sidewalks can be passable by wheelchairs and meet federal Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines. We are consulting with NYS on a draft Executive Order which I hope will be issued Wednesday.

 



COVID 19 has impacted restaurants. I recently interviewed Chef David DiBari of the Cookery & The Parlor about how COVID-19 impacted their restaurant and about thei relief fund for employees who were laid off due to the crisis. We discussed how restaurants have been forced to change operations, cancel gatherings or close. Most restaurants have been offering take out. Some offer deliveries.   Other restaurants are becoming mini grocery stores.  Decicco’s supermarket has been selling some of Chef DiBari’s frozen foods at the Ardsley location.  Even when customers can dine indoors - it will be difficult because tables will have to be spread six feet apart --resulting in fewer customers.  The interview with the Chef was very informative.   Please help our local restaurants during this difficult time.


 

Here is the link: https://youtu.be/Uf2VW6fweU4

PAUL FEINERGreenburgh Town Supervisor


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