Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that outdoor dining for approved restaurants in Boston will now begin on March 22 due to the weather forecast. This is an earlier start than the previously-announced date of April 1.
The 2021 Outdoor Dining Pilot Program
will continue many of the successful initiatives from last year's program, such as streamlined permitting and outdoor patios on roadways that enable restaurants with narrow sidewalks to offer patio seating to patrons, while offering new features based on community feedback.
Outdoor dining on public property is permitted until December 1, 2021 (weather permitting). Outdoor dining on private property is currently permitted indefinitely for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Read the Advisory
. Please note: This is on a non-precedent setting basis due to COVID-19.
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