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Another City Opens Street Space for Restaurants—This Time in Suburban Chicago

Tampa, Brookhaven, Vilnius, Hinsdale. These cities will be the answer to a COVID-themed trivia night some time soon.
May 8, 2020, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Hinsdale, a village located between Chicago and Naperville in Illinois, is catching on with the trend of making space for local businesses by blocking streets to cars, following in the footsteps of cities in Florida, Georgia, and Lithuania.

"As a way to help the village’s restaurants and still abide by social distancing rules, Hinsdale plans to close a block of First Street in its downtown and allow the restaurants there to set out tables for outdoor dining on the street," reports Kimberly Fornek. 

"Restaurants on First Street, including il Poggiolo and Fuller House, already set tables on the sidewalk for al fresco dining during the summer, but this will allow them to serve more customers outdoors," according to Fornek.


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Published on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 in Chicago Tribune
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