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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Mayor Signs Executive Order To Assist Bars And Restaurants With Outdoor Seating

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CARBONDALE – On Thursday, May 28, Mayor Mike Henry signed an Executive Order allowing bars and restaurants to apply for permits at no charge to expand outdoor seating during the duration of Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

This Executive Order allows restaurants and bars to apply for a permit through the City to expand outdoor seating to public parking areas, public sidewalks, and other public spaces.

Glass and metal beverage containers will not be allowed in areas designated for outdoor dining. Restaurants and bars will be required to discontinue outdoor seating service at 10:00 p.m.

Businesses that utilize public spaces for outdoor dining will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining the area.

Click to view the following:

Executive Order in its entirety

Outdoor Dining and Service Guidelines

Temporary Extended Premises Class L Liquor License Application

Application for Temporary Encroachment Permit

If you have questions, contact Public Relations Officer Roni LeForge at 618-559-1939.

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”