Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation to expand outdoor dining standards in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Restaurants, bars, breweries and distilleries have been granted state permits to use tents, canopies and tables outdoors early in the pandemic.
The law has been extended until November 30, 2024, and the bill will be signed after it is set to expire this November. This will allow him to continue to use tents, canopies and tables outside his place of business from 1st April until 1st December.
“Believe it or not, we still have customers who are not comfortable eating inside, so they know they can come here and eat outside,” said Suprema’s manager. says Andrew Murray.
Still, some business owners say al fresco dining saves valuable parking space. They say sometimes customers choose to just move on and ultimately choose to damage the business.