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Application for Outdoor Dining Expansion in Private Property/Parking Lot

  1. If you do not own the parking lot or land you are seeking to extend your premises onto, you must include evidence of control of extended premises.
  2. Do any other businesses share the parking lot besides your restaurant?*
  3. If the restaurant is not the only user of the parking lot, the other users of the lot must indicate their knowledge and support of the use of the lot for outdoor dining by submitting signed acknowledgment of the restaurant's plans.

  4. Are there any sidewalks or other areas not under the licensee’s control that will need to be crossed to get to the extended premises?*
  5. If yes, please review the following:
    Currently, the ABCC's position is that licensees will need an easement to cross the sidewalk in order to be deemed contiguous. If this is the case, we will address these concerns on a case by case basis.
  6. Awnings, Tents or Umbrellas?*

    Please note, if you plan to erect a tent, you must contact the Building Department to receive approval and you MUST get written permission from both of your abutting neighbors.

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  8. (Liquor License Holders ONLY) Expansion Area Must Be EITHER:
  9. Please upload a photo or plan of

    • Barriers that will be used to protect diners from vehicles (if applicable)
    • Delineation of the area so as to prevent access to the area from the public way
  10. Please summarize, in detail, the alterations you wish to make.

  11. Please upload a detailed plan that includes dimensions and layout of tables and chairs

  12. Will the expansion cause potential noise concerns/complaints from neighbors?
  13. ADA Accessibility
    The outdoor dining areas and barriers must be accessible and meet ADA and Massachusetts Architectural Access Board's regulations: https://www.mass.gov/law-library/521-cmr
  14. Certification of Safety Standards and Guidelines

    By signing below, I, being the owner or manager of the above referenced establishment located at the address indicated above, acknowledge, accept, and will comply with the responsibilities of maintaining a safe outdoor dining experience for guests and for staff in the outdoor dining area through the diligent adherence to my submitted plans.

  15. (LIQUOR LICENSE HOLDERS ONLY) Certification of Compliance with ABCC Guidelines For Extension of Premises to Patio & Outdoor Areas

    By signing below, I being the owner or manager of the above referenced establishment located at the address indicated above, acknowledge, accept, and will comply with the guidelines for extension of premises to patio and outdoor areas.

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