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SF’s North Beach Open Air Street Dining in the Works

Parts of Grant Ave. and Green St. may become outdoor dining piazzas to help bars, restaurants and shops.
By - posted 5/18/2020 No Comment

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Thanks to KRON4 for letting us know that restaurants in North Beach in San Francisco are pushing a plan to allow the neighborhood to take over parts of the streets of Upper Grant in North Beach and make them more usable for pedestrians and open-air dining.

Aside from supporting the expansion of safe curbside pick up for small businesses. The San Francisco North Beach Business Association says that due to the COVID-19 pandemic restaurants and businesses need more “breathing room” in order to practice proper social distancing.

The Business Association unanimously voted on Thursday to allow shops to set up seating and shopping in what are currently parking spots.

They’re also looking to close four blocks of Grant Avenue and Green Street to traffic and put tables on the streets. District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin supports the plan as a temporary measure and is currently working with the city and SFMTA on the details of the plan to make sure emergency vehicles can still have access when needed.

KRON4 reports that even if the plan is approved by the city, it’s still “weeks away.”

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