Boulder extends outdoor dining through April

BOULDER — The city of Boulder will extend through April an emergency order allowing outdoor dining.

The Boulder Business Recovery Program let 100 city businesses reopen and operate during COVID restrictions, a press release said. The extension into outdoor areas helped offset indoor limits on the customer capacity at these locations.

The extension “will continue to aid both Boulder’s local businesses and our economy,” said Yvette Bowden, community vitality department director, in the release.

BizWest reported this week that the city was considering extending the program, which had been set to expire next month.

The city is also considering how to structure “post-pandemic outdoor dining” after the expiration of the emergency order in the spring.

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