Framingham Diner Gets Green Light For 10 Outdoor Dining Tables

FRAMINGHAM – Lloyd’s Diner on Fountain Street in Framingham received approval Monday night from the Framingham License Commission for outdoor dining.

Located across from Keefe Technical High School, the diner was approved for 10 tables and a total of 32 seats in a unanimous vote of the 5-member Commission.

The approval allows outdoor dining Tuesday through Friday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and weekends from 6 a.m. to noon.

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

The establishment owes a total of about $29 to the City of Framingham.

 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.

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 Lloyd’s Diner

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