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Al Fresco

Yesterday
Outdoor dining is going to hang out for a bit.
Eater Seattle
October 14, 2020, 12pm PDT
A driver lost control of his SUV in San José, California this week, plowing into an outdoor dining area and killing one customer.
The Mercury News
September 28, 2020, 6am PDT
Emergency outdoor dining regulations approved in June and set to expired in December could now be extended through the coming year.
WHYY
August 6, 2020, 11am PDT
The first chapter of a forthcoming report form VibeLab, a nightlife consultancy firm, makes a variety of pertinent suggestions for facilitating al fresco events and safely regulating crowds in a new context.
Bloomberg CityLab
July 31, 2020, 5am PDT
Fake news site The Onion imagines the logical result of car-centric planning during a pandemic.
The Onion
July 6, 2020, 5am PDT
The al fresco streets concept is coming to New York City.
StreetsBlog NYC
June 21, 2020, 9am PDT
Businesses and public health officials are working together to develop guidelines to provide goods and services to the public safely. They're visioning creative ways to bring businesses outdoors and promoting al fresco spaces.
The Urbanist
May 17, 2020, 11am PDT
The city of Berkeley is pursuing an aggressive plan to open the streets for outdoor dining as an economic development tool for local commercial businesses.
Eater San Francisco
May 15, 2020, 6am PDT
A trend toward allowing restaurants and retailers to expand operations to the public realm outside their brick and mortar confines is quickly gaining steam.
The Hill
May 13, 2020, 12pm PDT
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont included an historic measure in a May 10 executive order: statewide suspension of parking minimums to facilitate outdoor activities.
Governor Ned Lamont
May 10, 2020, 5am PDT
A Long Beach-based urban design firm shares design tips for reopening main streets while balancing public health and economic concerns—making space for parklets, pedestrians, and al fresco dining.
studioneleven
May 8, 2020, 6am PDT
Tampa, Brookhaven, Vilnius, Hinsdale. These cities will be the answer to a COVID-themed trivia night some time soon.
Chicago Tribune
May 6, 2020, 6am PDT
A pilot project in Tampa is closing select streets to cars to allow more space for dine-in restaurant service.
That's So Tampa
May 1, 2020, 5am PDT
Could New York City follow in the footsteps of...Vilnius?
Eater New York
February 25, 2019, 9am PST
Parklets in San Francisco are available for public use, but often they serve as extensions of the dining rooms of eateries.
San Francisco Chronicle