San Jose Eyes Extension To Al Fresco Program To Keep Businesses Open OutdoorsSan Jose leaders want to keep businesses open safely outdoors by extending San Jose's Al Fresco program. But a rule that allowed businesses to run on city-owned parking lots, streets and parks free of charge is set to expire by the end of the month.
SJ Allows Some Downtown Restaurants To Serve Until Midnight After Complaints Over Police ClosuresAfter complaints over police officers closing late-night restaurants, San Jose has agreed to allow some downtown restaurants to serve customers on city streets until midnight.
San Jose Helping Businesses Open In Public Places To Survive PandemicA work out class in the middle of a plaza, a hair salon in the park, or maybe a restaurant in a parking garage are some of the ways San Jose is trying to utilize public places to help small businesses survive during the pandemic.
Santa Clara Co. Restaurants On Edge After Mixed Messages On Outdoor DiningThere is growing confusion and fear among restaurant owners in the Southbay who are caught in a battle between the state and the county over outdoor dining.
Al Fresco Tables In Streets May Give North Beach Restaurants More Breathing SpaceNorth Beach restaurant and businesses say they need breathing room in the era of COVID-19 social distancing and the North Beach Business Association has voted unanimously to do just that.
Plan For Dining Outside 'Al Fresco' Could Save Struggling San Jose Restaurants During COVID-19 PandemicTo give struggling restaurants a much-needed lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has proposed usings streets, sidewalks and parking for expanding outdoor dining 'al fresco.'