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FRAMINGHAM – B Sisters Cafe on Route 9 in Framingham received approval Monday night from the Framingham License Commission for outdoor dining.

Located at 680 Worcester Road, B Sisters Cafe was approved for 5 tables and a total of 14 seats in a unanimous vote of the 5-member Commission.

The approval allows outdoor dining Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The approval is conditional on health department & other inspections, and payment of taxes owed to the City of Framingham before April 1.

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The establishment owes a total of about $440 to the City of Framingham, of which $163.62 is from calendar year 2019 and $139 is prior to April 1.

 The tables will be placed on the sidewalk next to the cafe.

Under the governor’s and the City of Framingham’s regulations, all tables must be 6 feet apart. The state had specific guidelines for restaurants under the Phase II re-opening plan.

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Restaurants had been closed since mid-March, and under the Governor’s order could only do take out or curbside, until Phase II.

Starting yesterday, June 8, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was allowing outdoor dining, under Phase II. Restaurants that already had outdoor dining in 2019, could begin service on June 8. Those who were adding seating needed local approval.

The Framingham License Commission reviewed the applications of about 10 establishments Monday night.

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Photo courtesy of B Sisters Cafe

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.