The city said it has also approved additional road closures in various areas to allow for more outdoor seating.
DENVER – The city and county of Denver announced Friday that they have approved 250 requests from restaurants and bars to temporarily expand their outdoor service to adjacent streets, parking lots and sidewalks.
Denver created a website for Eligible Businesses to submit a proposal to review the city for security, mobility, and local emergency access.
Denver received 300 complete applications and approved 83% of them according to a press release. A list of approved restaurants and bars can be found here.
> The video above shows restaurants in Larimer Square using the program.
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Further road closures for the expansion of the external capacity were approved on:
- South Pennsylvania Street from East Bayaud Avenue to East Ellsworth Avenue,
- 25th Avenue from Larimer to Lawrence Street,
- Larimer Street from 27th to 30th streets,
- Zeppelin Station on 35th Street from Wynkoop to Wazee,
- and the Dairy Block on Wazee Street from 18th through 19th streets.
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As part of an effort to help Denver food operations, the city and county approved 148 right-of-way closures, including partial closures of sidewalks, parking lanes, and lanes.
Denver also temporarily allows dining together, which allows multiple restaurants to share a common al fresco dining area. The first communal dining area was approved for operation on June 23rd. A road has been closed on Glenarm Place between 15th and 17th streets next to the Denver Pavilions.
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This program is available to eligible businesses for the duration of the outdoor summer season through September 7th. At this point, the city may consider a possible extension of the program, taking into account public health considerations.
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