The New York Daily News reports:
New York City restaurant owners are getting whacked a second time. A storm on track to blanket the city with up to 12 inches of snow will force the shut down of outdoor dining at restaurants, many of which are reeling from indoor dining closures that went into effect Monday.
Restaurants that offer outdoor dining are required to suspend that option during an active snow alert, goes into effect Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Sanitation Department warned: “For Open Restaurants – Roadway dining during this Snow Alert must close by 2pm on Wed., Dec. 16 to protect the safety of patrons.”
For Open Restaurants – Roadway dining during this Snow Alert must close by 2pm on Wed., Dec. 16 to protect the safety of patrons.
— NYC Sanitation (@NYCSanitation) December 15, 2020
Next Q about snow which is forecast for this week. How do snow plows maneuver around outdoor dining?@NYCMayor says biz are being told to bring in everything that they can if the snow comes. Plows will work around structures that can’t be moved pic.twitter.com/a72DydkC4P
— katie honan (@katie_honan) December 15, 2020