Heating systems and noise regulations: Hoboken releases guidelines for outdoor dining as temps drop
The city of Hoboken has released guidelines for restaurants and other small businesses looking to stay outside, or continue outdoor dining, as the temperatures begin to drop.
The guidelines include the type of heating systems that can be used, snow removal procedures, noise regulations, and rules for seasonal structures and canopies.
The goal is to keep customers and staff comfortable, warm, and safe.
"It's something to support small businesses and allow residents to enjoy restaurants in Hoboken,” says Mayor Ravi Bhalla. “We're always thinking of ways to make sure small businesses economy, which is the backbone of our economy in Hoboken, not just survives, but thrives."
The city extended outdoor dining last month through 2021.