Cranbrook, BC (March 30, 2021) -- With Monday’s announcement from the Province around the three-week COVID-19 circuit breaker which in part reduces services that restaurants can provide to only allowing take-out or delivery unless an outdoor patio is in place, the City of Cranbrook will be rolling out a program over the next few days to help our local restaurants.
“The City has had a downtown seasonal outdoor patio program in place for several years. For the last few weeks, staff has been working on some program revisions for exactly this purpose – to allow restaurants to easily expand outdoor seating capacity during the pandemic,” says Mayor Lee Pratt. “This would support business by providing space for additional customers and further encourage vibrancy in our downtown and at other restaurant establishments right across the community.”
Monday’s announcement has encouraged the City to speed up this project to help our local business community during this time.
Council will be meeting over the next few days to discuss the program further and ensure all the necessary approvals are in place.
The City will be reaching out to both the Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Association over the next few days to help us get this program moving and provide important information to those establishments.