Outdoor Customer Areas
2021 Updated Outdoor Dining Program Regulations & Guidelines
Effective April 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021
(Page last updated: 3pm on March 17, 2021)
Due to the success of Brookline’s temporary expanded outdoor dining program in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Brookline will continue its temporary expanded outdoor dining program through 2021, and is taking steps that may permit the continuation of this program post-COVID.
Any restaurant interested in offering outdoor dining to its patrons between April 1 and December 31, 2021, must review the updated Outdoor Dining Program Regulations and Guidelines, which were approved by the Select Board on March 16, 2021. A potential fee for this program will be determined by the Select Board at an upcoming meeting, likely on March 23, 2021. Please refer to the Town Calendar for the most up to date upcoming meeting information.
Restaurants should anticipate 2-3 weeks to receive approval for their outdoor seating proposal once all the required application materials have been submitted.
Please carefully review the updated Outdoor Dining Program Regulations and Guidelines before beginning your application and outdoor seating proposal.
Contact Tiffany Souza, Licensing Clerk, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-730-2203 with any questions regarding the Town’s Outdoor Dining Program or outdoor seating application process.
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Application materials can be emailed directly to the Town's Licensing Clerk Tiffany Souza at email@example.com.
If you would like assistance in drawing a sketch of your proposed outdoor seating set-up, the Economic Development Division can assist you. Email Kara Brewton, Economic Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.