Patio Heaters Are Latest Pandemic Necessity In Short SupplyMajor retailers across the nation are running out simple patio heaters. The popular Pastime Ace Hardware in El Cerrito is completely sold out. Manager, Jeffrey Pryde says it’s due to restaurants.
Cold Weather Chills Business at Outdoor Dining Venues in San FranciscoFriday was the first real test of people's willingness to eat outdoors on a cold night in San Francisco's Mission District.
Danville Cancels Weekend Street Closure Over 'Gross Violations' Of COVID-19 Health OrdersFaced with repeated COVID-19 health order violations, and capped by an Oct. 17 fight within a section of Hartz Avenue, the town of Danville will cancel the weekend closure of the street for the immediate future.
SJ Restaurant Where SUV Plowed Into Diners Did Not Have Outdoor Dining PermitKPIX has learned the San Jose restaurant where a driver plowed into a crowd of outdoor diners, had not applied for a permit from the city of San Jose's outdoor dining program.
'A Destination For Good Food' - San Francisco Tenderloin Street Transformed Into Outdoor Dining CorridorWhile some people might not think of San Francisco Tenderloin's District as a foodie destination, city leaders and local business owners are working to change that amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cabin Fever Overcomes Smoky Air, Virus Concerns for Intrepid East Bay DinersSome of the people braving outdoor dining Saturday in the East Bay said they thought conditions had improved a little.
Reeling From Virus and Heat Wave, Outdoor Restaurants Grapple With Smoke HazardRestaurants have been struggling to get by in these extraordinarily challenging times. After dealing with the recent blistering heat wave, businesses are now taking yet another hit.
Heat Wave Melts Away Business at Outdoor Restaurants in East BayThe first weeklong heat wave to hit the Bay Area since the pandemic forced restaurants to start outdoor dining was, in the East Bay, an unwelcome challenge to reopening.
Livermore Reopens First Street To Help Businesses Hurt By COVID-19 Street ClosuresStreet closures in downtown Livermore were supposed to help businesses survive the pandemic but they ended up hurting many retailers. So, the city has decided to reopen First Street this weekend.
Danville Scales Back Street Closure After Retailer ComplaintsClosing down the main street to allow for outdoor dining has been a popular idea in many smaller Bay Area cities. But in some cases, the closures are hurting businesses.
Morgan Hill Goes All-In With Outdoor Dining as Pandemic Wears OnMorgan Hill is feeling the same economic pressures from the pandemic as any other place but this community is showing how much can be accomplished when you embrace change rather than try to resist it.
San Jose Closes Stretch Of San Pedro Street To Unveil Downtown Outdoor Dining ProgramSan Jose has joined cities around the Bay Area in implementing a "safe streets" program to give people and businesses room to spread out.
Santa Clara County Health Recommends Businesses Submit Online Form To Resume Operations EarlyHealth officials in Santa Clara County are urging all businesses planning to resume operations under the new health order, including those already open, ti complete the new online social distancing protocol form before the Monday deadline.
Alameda Re-Striping Lanes On Park, Webster Streets To Make Room For Outdoor DiningThe city of Alameda will re-stripe Webster and Park Streets to cordon off space for outdoor dining and shopping during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, city officials said Wednesday.
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.