Philadelphia, PA - New Jersey has made it easier to enjoy outdoor dining and drinking in the state. This legislation allows businesses to extend the outdoor space from a private deck, patio, or yard to public sidewalks, parking lots, and sidewalks. Breweries and farmers' markets can also extend their outdoor spaces without special permits. Applications will not be denied if they follow appropriate health and safety protocols.
New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining
Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation extending outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024. The outdoor dining program began when COVID-19 restrictions put restaurants in a tough situation during the COVID pandemic. Under the new legislation, businesses will have until November 2024 to set up tables and tents outdoors. The new laws also will allow more people to enjoy outdoor dining. If you're considering opening a restaurant in New Jersey, consider using the new outdoor dining laws.
The extension is a win-win for restaurant owners and diners alike. With more diners on the streets, outdoor dining allows restaurants to increase their capacity and reduce wait times. While the law may be temporary, it will be an important part of the restaurant business landscape. And the benefits go beyond just the environment.