Riverhead Town Board approves resolution to make outdoor dining permanent
The Riverhead Town Board approved a resolution Wednesday that will make outdoor dining permanent.
Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar says restaurants would not have survived without outdoor dining and that all safety and code issues have been addressed by the town.
In July, the Town Board approved an extension for outdoor dining until Sept. 30.
Riverhead Chamber of Commerce President Bob Kern says if restaurants are able to double their seating, they could regain some of the money they lost due to the pandemic in 2020.