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Posted on: June 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Temporary Open Air Permit for Business and Restaurants - UPDATED 6/10

On June 5th, Chester County entered the yellow phase. Businesses who have private outdoor dining space may have outdoor dining starting June 5th, 2020. Other businesses who use public space (ie. sidewalks) do not have the capability to set up outdoor dining.

On June 8th, the Borough of Phoenixville is implementing an interim yellow phase initiative for outdoor cafe permits and outdoor retail set ups.

Yellow Phase Interim Outdoor Café Permit: Monday 7am - Thursday 2pm

All business that qualify for an outdoor café permit may set up one (1) row of seating against the front facade of their business while following social distance guidelines. This is only for Monday 7am through Thursday 2pm and only when the premises are open for business.

Retailers may display merchandise within three (3) feet of the front facade of the building; merchandise may be so displayed only by the occupant of the premises, and only when the premises are open for business.

If a business chooses to set up outdoors please fill out and submit the temporary open-air permit application and required documents to


Approved Temporary Open-Air setup: Thursday 2pm - Sunday 10pm (AApproved by Council on June 9th, 2020)

In the best interest of the Borough’s community members, business owners, and the general public, the Borough intends to issue a zero-cost temporary open air permit for the outdoor sales of food and merchandise of existing businesses (ie restaurants/bars, retailers, art studios, etc.) within the 100  and 200 blocks of Bridge Street beginning June 11th, 2020. Businesses on Main Street, Gay Street, and the 300 block of Bridge Street may also apply for the temporary open air permit to set up in the Main and Bridge Street parking lot.

Temporary Open-Air Permit Applications may be submitted prior to the June 9th’s Borough Council meeting. Approval of application process is rolling and will begin starting June 10th.

The submission of a completed application and a certificate of insurance naming the Borough additionally insured is required for the processing and approval of the a temporary open-air set up permit. An approved permit must be displayed at the permitted locations.

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