Curb-side ‘streeteries’ may become permanent in Philadelphia

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City Council advanced legislation Tuesday that would allow curb-side “streeteries” to remain beyond the coronavirus pandemic.

But, in a vast majority of the city’s neighborhoods, restaurateurs will have to pursue additional legislation to legalize their new seating arrangements — a process business leaders say is complex and overly bureaucratic.

Another bill that passed out of committee Tuesday would keep intact a simpler process brought on by COVID-19 to set up sidewalk cafes, which do not encroach on the street, through the end of next year.

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