Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to announce an effort to assist local restaurants and eateries by providing the ability for them to apply for a permit to operate with outdoor seating.
This temporary Outdoor Seating Permit will be issued by the Town of Greece Fire Marshal’s office within 24-48 hours after businesses supply supporting documentation. Once businesses have been emailed their permit, they are able to begin the outdoor seating immediately. There will be no fee for this service or the permit itself, but business owners must supply a floorplan or request a free walk through inspection in order to be certain they are in compliance with the following stipulations:
- Proof of adequate amount of social distancing between tables.
- Clear access to the parking lot or sidewalk.
- The ability to denote the area that is being used with stanchions or fencing, etc.
There is no permit fee being collected. Upon approval, the business will be emailed a permit that needs to be placed in the front window (or adjacent to the outdoor seating). Compliance will be monitored.
“As a former small business owner myself, I can relate to the struggles that many small businesses are going through right now due to the extended shut down period” said Supervisor Reilich. “I want to offer our food service industry an option to be able to serve more residents and do so safely. I am hopeful that this ability to generate more seating will help cut some of the devastating losses they have experienced”.