Date: Tuesday February 7th
Time: 9:00 am
Location: License Commission
831 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
Since being introduced in Cambridge (2006), outdoor dining has been successful in increasing street life, creating a vibrant street atmosphere, making the sidewalk more interesting for pedestrians, supporting local businesses and enhancing sidewalk plantings. Annually 42 establishments participate in the program; 18 serving alcohol.
Pop-up Cafés are an opportunity to build on the success of the outdoor dining program by using on-street parking spaces for additional café space. This space can be combined with sidewalk seating to provide a larger seating area than previously permitted, or may allow outdoor dining in areas not previously permitted, due to limited sidewalk width. Pop-up Cafés have been popular in Europe and have recently been established in California, Pennsylvania, Canada and New York City.