Last week, dozens of restaurants in the area opened for outdoor dining. The move comes with restrictions: tables spaced for physical distancing, limited seating, and staff wearing face coverings. Some restaurant owners and diners have called for additional seating in the streets outside those establishments, and local leaders have looked at what would be required for shutting down traffic and opening those streets for businesses.
What would that mean for diners? For drivers? For pedestrians? Our guests this hour explore the issue:
- Mary Lupien, member of Rochester City Council
- Mitch Gruber, member of Rochester City Council
- Kelly Bush, president of the New York State Restaurant Association's Rochester chapter, and owner of Marshall Street Bar and Grill
- Roger Brown, creative consultant for the Community Design Center Rochester