Sunday, June 7, 2020

Franklin to help restaurants with outdoor dining options

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Several MetroWest communities are trying to help restaurants make up for lost revenue during the coronavirus pandemic by making it easier, and faster, to serve food and drink.

One strategy is to quickly review and approve temporary licenses for outdoor dining. That’s expected to start Monday as part of the state’s second phase of the reopening of the economy. Regulations include having at least 6 feet between tables and a maximum of six people per table.

Framingham started a temporary license approval process for restaurants that want to offer outdoor dining. The Licensing Commission holds a public hearing every Monday to review applications already vetted by internal departments, like police and public health. The commission is expected to make decision within six business days after getting an application.

As of Friday afternoon, Framingham received 13 applications, according to Diane Willoughby, the city’s licensing coordinator."
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While Franklin did not make mention in this article, readers may recall the guidance was shared here on Saturday. They may also recall Town Administrator Jamie Hellen was granted temporary permitting authority by the Town Council on Wednesday to enable a quicker turn around for license applications than the weekly process mentioned for Framingham.

Franklin to help restaurants with outdoor dining options
Franklin to help restaurants with outdoor dining options

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