Temporary Open Air Business Setup

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 9th, Borough Council approved Resolution #2020-24 allowing business to have an outdoor open air setup. 

Starting on October 8th, 2020, the temporary open-air business permit set ups will continue until November 2nd, and will be reassessed by the Borough on a monthly basis to continue beyond that date.

Set up details will remain the same, unless otherwise noted below.


Please Note if a business (Restaurant, Bar, & Retail) wants to participate they are required to submit the Temporary Open Air Permit Application and supporting documents to manager@phoenixville.org Once the Borough receives the completed application and documents a permit will be issued for that establishment. 


All businesses that qualify for an outdoor café permit may set up one (1) row of seating against the front façade 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 façade of the building; merchandise may be so displayed only by the occupant of the premises, and only when the premises are open for business.



Beginning June 11th, 2020, the Borough will 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.

Details below are for the approved temporary open air permit setup from Thursday 2pm to Sunday 9pm

Closure Maps

Open Container Map

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set up details:

Hours of Operation:

Businesses will be permitted to set up in the closed sidewalk and roadway for the following hours:
Thursdays: 4pm – 10pm
Friday through Sunday: 7am – 10pm

Please see above maps for closure and walkway information. 

No Parking 

100 and 200 block of Bridge Street from 2pm Thursday through 7am Monday

Road Closed 

100 and 200 blocks of Bridge Street from 3pm Thursday through 7am Monday.
The Main and Bridge Street parking lot will also be closed for the duration of the road closure.

Main Street and Gay Street will remain open. North Main Street will remain closed at the railroad trestle construction area until that project is completed.