Mayor Working To Help Local Restaurants Understand Outdoor Dining Guidelines

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JAMESTOWN – Officials in the City of Jamestown are working to help local restaurants wanting to take advantage of outside seating part of phase two reopening in Western New York.

Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist, in an interview with WNYNewsNow Thursday, says businesses who currently do not have outdoor seating are able to apply for a permit to allow sidewalk seating in front of their restaurant.

If businesses interested in using public sidewalks or other adjacent public spaces for outdoor dining, are encouraged to call or email the Department of Development at 716-483-7541 or

The Mayor says he is currently working with the City Council to define a more complete outdoor dining plan, which will include use additional use of public space, such as parking spaces, and legislation allowing food trucks and trailers.

The office hopes to make the information available somtime next week.


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