Mahwah Mayor 'In Favor' Of Outdoor Dining; Council To Discuss

Montana Samuels

MAHWAH, NJ — As New Jersey bars and restaurants plan to institute outdoor dining initiatives beginning Monday, the Mahwah town council plans to discuss the matter at a Thursday meeting.

In an email to Patch, Mayor John Roth said he was in favor of allowing the temporary expansion to outdoor dining, but that there are still moving parts, including an application process.

Among the issues they'll review, he said, are the number of permitted tables and seats, alcoholic beverage service, parking, site access and the use of tents.

The town council will discuss the matter during a Zoom meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday. The link and password is available on the township website.

Gov. Phil Murphy said earlier this month bars and restaurants can open for outdoor dining beginning Monday at 6 a.m. Employees of the establishments will have to wear masks, as will patrons who wish to go inside at any point.

Tables will be placed 6-feet apart, and parties will be limited to a maximum of eight people.

To read more on what to expect when you're dining out, click here: Here's What To Do At NJ Bars, Restaurants Under Coronavirus Rules

This article originally appeared on the Mahwah Patch