Application period opens Feb. 1, 2023 for City of Boulder's Outdoor Dining Pilot Program
Last June, Boulder City Council voted unanimously to implement an Outdoor Dining Pilot Program designed on feedback from the temporary outdoor dining expansions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The five-year pilot program expands opportunities for restaurants and brewpubs to increase their outdoor seating areas year-round.
The Pilot Program began in 2022, and a total of 24 businesses are currently participating.
"The Outdoor Dining Pilot Program has been amazing for us," said Craig Moelis, owner of Foolish Craig’s Café. "Being able to expand our outdoor seating has not only helped by having more tables, it has created an amazing outdoor presence for us that customers can’t help but notice. People love sitting out there."
The next application window for participation in the pilot program is Wednesday, Feb. 1 through Wednesday, March 1, 2023, for three-year permits. Visit the city’s website for more information about the program and details on how to apply.