Outdoor Seating for Restaurants Now Permitted in Watertown

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Donohue's Patio
Donohue's Patio | Photo Credit: Charlie Breitrose

Hello Friends & Neighbors in the Business Community!

We are pleased to share the news that outdoor and flexible seating is now possible for Watertown restaurants. We are so glad that the Watertown Business Coalition was able to work with local restaurateurs, town officials, and community members to advocate on behalf of restaurant owners and help bring about this change.

The Town's website said the following in regard to this change:

"In an effort to assist local restaurants, the Town of Watertown has developed a policy allowing outdoor seating for restaurants and licensed establishments. The Town is now accepting applications for temporary outdoor seating and use to allow for this activity to be undertaken by restaurants in a safe and responsible manner during the COVID-19 pandemic. The review process is designed to be streamlined with staff level review and final approval by the Town Manager. The approval process will begin on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 based upon submission of complete and acceptable applications."

Click here to access the application. All completed applications should be sent to Mike Mena: mmena@watertown-ma.gov.

We look forward to enjoying upcoming meals al fresco!

As we continue along the road to recovery, PLEASE reach out to us at info@watertownbusinesscoalition.com if you or your business needs help.

Stay well Watertown!