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Tables In The Streets And Distance On The Patios: What’s Your Take On Outdoor Dining So Far?




Customers enjoy an outdoor dining experience in the parking lot of the Glendale Galleria shopping mall on July 29, 2020 in Glendale, California, as the re-opening of businesses from the coronavirus pandemic spark creative and new ideas.
Customers enjoy an outdoor dining experience in the parking lot of the Glendale Galleria shopping mall on July 29, 2020 in Glendale, California, as the re-opening of businesses from the coronavirus pandemic spark creative and new ideas.
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Outdoor dining has become critical for struggling Los Angeles restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Gavin Newsom nixed indoor dining for the second time at the beginning of July due to rising cases and hospitalizations throughout the state. That remains bad news for businesses trying to stay afloat. 

Restaurants have continued to serve guests in outdoor spaces though. Some cities, L.A. included, have permitted restaurants to extend their outdoor seating to sidewalks, parking lots and even portions of the street, sometimes incredibly close to zooming traffic. Not all restaurants have the same opportunities for extending their space because, as the L.A. Times reports, they’re not all financially or spatially viable. Today on AirTalk, we want to hear your thoughts on outdoor dining. Have you visited and been served at a restaurant? Did you feel safe? Was it an enjoyable experience? Do you work at a restaurant? How is the model working out for you so far? Do you think the set up could be here for the long haul? Tell us your experience by calling 866-893-5722.