Applications open for outdoor dining/retail expansion program

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KINGSTON – The City of Kingston will be instituting the 2021 Outdoor Dining and Retail Expansion Program, which utilizes public areas to create more physical space for outdoor dining and open-air shopping.

Applications are now open, businesses that would like to participate should contact the Mayor’s office at rverspoor@kingston-ny.gov or 845-334-3902. Sidewalk areas, in compliance with ADA regulations, can now be open for outdoor dining, with the expansion into parking stalls available starting April 1, 2021.

“We are pleased to re-open the outdoor expansion program for our local businesses this spring,” said Mayor Steven Noble. “We had a robust response from the community, who were overwhelmingly positive about the outdoor dining program in 2020 and excited to see it return in 2021. As our city continues to bounce back from the effects of the pandemic, we urge everyone to get out and visit your favorite businesses.”

Results from the public surveys for both residents and business owners are posted at EngageKingston.com.

Mayor Noble and Alderman Don Tallerman will host their next roundtable meeting with businesses on Thursday, April 1 at 2 p.m. Please register here. The monthly meeting will take place on the first Thursday of each month.