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City of Boulder Extends Its Boulder Business Recovery Program

Citywide program will run through Oct. 31 or until indoor dining restrictions are lifted  City of Boulder News Graphic

The city’s  Boulder Business Recovery Program  (BBRP) has helped over 100 Boulder businesses continue to serve the community during the pandemic. In addition to grants, gift cards and third-party delivery initiatives, this program was created by the city in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling businesses to expand outside to help offset capacity limits put in place under the state’s  COVID-19 Dial Dashboard .  

Today, the City of Boulder issued an  emergency order  extending the program through the earlier of Oct. 31, 2021 (current State of Colorado end date for temporary alcohol license modifications) or the end of emergency orders limiting indoor dining capacity. The program will continue to include: 

  • Waiver of minimum parking requirements citywide 
  • Designated curbside drop off / pickup locations 
  • Temporary modification of alcohol licenses (as approved by the State of Colorado) 
  • Temporary outdoor dining service area expansions including repurposed use of adjacent public right of way and expansions on private property 
  • Waiver of applicable city fees 
  • Rerouting of the  HOP  bus 
  • City-facilitated street closures along the west end of Pearl Street (between 9 th  and 11 th  streets) and on the University Hill Event Street 

The city is committed to making participation in the BBRP as seamless as possible for local businesses. Permits and curbside pickup locations already issued under the program will automatically be extended. Applications will be required for businesses requesting new or altered expansion. Visit the city’s  program webpage  for more information. 

“This extension will help Boulder businesses have some degree of certainty as the city continues to explore the State of Colorado’s  5-Star Certification Program  with Boulder County and partners,” said Community Vitality Department Director Yvette Bowden.  

The City of Boulder continues to support efforts that prioritize public health and safety and the recovery of local businesses. The extension of outdoor dining options for Boulder businesses is only one of several ongoing city efforts responding to the pandemic’s impacts. For more information about the city’s COVID-19 response and business resources, visit the city’s  COVID-19 Business Resources webpage

Media Contacts
Julie Causa, Media Relations, 719-396-1733
Jennifer Bray, Media Relations, 720-413-4215 

Published: Jan. 21, 2021