City of Rehoboth Beach updates plan for outdoor dining
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – The City of Rehoboth Beach says it will remove the remaining barricades city-wide beginning on November 2nd.
We’re told commissioners agreed at a recent special meeting to remove the barricades that were put in place for outdoor dining, as the barricades rental period is ending soon. Officials say restaurants currently utilizing outdoor dining are approved to continue doing so through March 31, 2021, with tables places adjacent to their façade.
City staff contacted restaurants for their outdoor dining plan moving forward, and all were reportedly enthusiastic about the chance to continue with outdoor dining. A total of 44 restaurants have outdoor dining in place, 11 of which use barricades to accommodate pedestrian traffic better.
“As we continue to address the struggles due to COVID-19 and try to move forward, supporting our restaurants, bars, and dining establishments is essential as the crisis has especially hard hit them. Continuing outdoor dining space will not only help these restaurants thrive financially but give our City a sense of normalcy. The restaurant industry is a huge part of the City of Rehoboth Beach. This will help give everyone better access to enjoy and support their local restaurants,” said City Manager Sharon Lynn.