News Release: Greensboro Offers Option for Restaurants to Provide Outdoor Dining

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CITY OF GREENSBORO Contact: Josh Sherrick
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: 336-373-7817

Greensboro Offers Option for Restaurants to Provide Outdoor Dining

GREENSBORO, NC (May 21, 2020) – Greensboro restaurants may apply for a special City event permit to offer outdoor dining on sidewalks, public streets, or on-street parking areas during NC’s Phase II of reopening<files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO141-Phase-2.pdf>, which runs through at least June 26. The City has waived special event permit fees for this purpose. The permitting process includes application review, applicant outreach, and a final site inspection.

Businesses must comply with NC Department of Health and Human Services’ Guidance for Reopening restaurants<files.nc.gov/covid/documents/guidance/NCDHHS-Interim-Guidance-for-Restaurants-Phase-2.pdf>, NC ABC requirements and other applicable rules. The permitting process does not apply to outdoor dining on private property.

To apply for a special event permit, find the “Restaurant Expansion into Public Right of Way Permitting” section at
www.greensboro-nc.gov/COVID-19<www.greensboro-nc.gov/COVID-19>. For more information or questions about the permitting process, contact the Special Events Office at cogpermits@greensboro-nc.gov<mailto:cogpermits@greensboro-nc.gov> or 336-373-4572.

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Amanda Lehmert, Communications Specialist
Communications and Marketing
City of Greensboro
Phone: 336-373-7786
PO Box 3136, Greensboro, NC 27402-3136
www.greensboro-nc.gov
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