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Town Waives Fees To Encourage Outdoor Dining Opportunities

Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board have announced that the Town of Oyster Bay will waive all fees to encourage restaurants to offer outdoor dining opportunities throughout 2024. Prior to the global pandemic, outdoor dining was limited and required establishments to pay fees and obtain certain approvals from the Department of Planning and Development.

That is once again not necessary for 2024.

Supervisor Saladino said, “We’ve cut red tape and eliminated fees to encourage restaurants to offer outdoor dining throughout 2024. Street-side dining is a great way for restaurants to bring the food and ambiance closer to potential customers walking by, which can inspire more spur-of-the-moment walk-ins and support our downtown businesses.”

“Outdoor dining has become a preferred choice for many residents seeking a unique and refreshing experience in their own downtown. We’re happy to keep this trend going while supporting local businesses that invested in outside tents, heaters and covers over the past few years so that customers can enjoy the fresh air and the outdoors while dining locally,” added Town Clerk Richard LaMarca.

—Submitted by the Town of Oyster Bay

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