Struggling Restaurant Owners Worry New COVID-19 Rules Will Hurt Business MoreSome bar and restaurant owners are worried that new restrictions put on them by the City of Chicago are just another hurdle as they try to keep their doors open and the weather turns colder.
Some Bars Say City Is Keeping Them Waiting In Issuing Permits To Serve OutsideWith the list of Chicago bars and restaurants permanently closing growing, a few that are still open are also hanging by a thread. The reason is how long it’s taking the city to process their permit to serve customers outside.
Soon-To-Open Outdoor Bar And Restaurant Says It Plans To Be Operational In Winter TooIt’s still summer, so eating and drinking outside on an 80-degree day is still perfect. But fast-forward a few months and imagine dining al fresco when it’s 20 degrees and snowing.
Chicago Announces 'Winter Design Challenge' To Come Up With Solutions For Outdoor Dining During Cold WeatherFor Chicago restaurants, providing enough safe seating for customers indoors and outdoors can be challenging enough in the time of COVID, even in the warmth of summer, so imagine how much bigger the challenge will get once winter arrives.
Chicago Closes Streets In 10 Neighborhoods To Promote Outdoor Dining; 'It's Nice To Finally Have Everyone Outside'“Essentially this is like a lifeline for us to keep going,” said Steve Cin, who oversees three bars and restaurants near Rush and Division.
As Many Forgo Wearing Masks Along The Riverwalk, Pedestrians Worry"There was a young person who had no mask and sneezed."
Chicago To Close Streets In 10 Neighborhoods This Weekend To Expand Outdoor Dining OptionsHours for the street closures will vary by neighborhood, according to the mayor's office, though in most cases will be between approximately 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Outdoor Dining Expands In Chicago This WeekendEarlier this month, the City Council eased up on outside seating restrictions approving more than 1,000 sidewalk cafe permits.
Some Restaurant Owners Say They Won't Reopen With Limited Indoor SeatingSome restaurant owners say they might not reopen next Friday when limited indoor seating is allowed because 25% capacity will sink their business.
Broadway To Close From Belmont To Diversey From Friday To Sunday, Also Next Weekend, For Outdoor DiningIf you’re looking to try eating out again, check out East Lakeview this weekend.
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Introduces 'Our Streets' Closed To Traffic To Allow For Social Distancing"In coming days and weeks, I look forward to expanding these pilot projects citywide with input from the public and local stakeholders."
Between Chicago And Evanston, Whether Restaurants Can Reopen Friday Depends On Your Side Of Howard StreetThe State of Illinois was all set to move to Phase 3 of its reopening plan on Friday as figures improve during the coronavirus pandemic.
Warm Weather Lures Lots Of People OutsideOutdoor dining is an immediate boost to the bottom line.