Franklin St. Cafe Begins Outdoor Dining Thursday

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FRAMINGHAM – Franklin St. Cafe was approved by the Framingham License Commission for outdoor dining, on its newly-constructed patio on Monday night, June 8.

Located on Franklin Street, the establishment was approved for 6 tables and a total of 12 seats in a unanimous vote of the 5-member Commission.

The approval allows outdoor dining every day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Franklin St. cafe announced it would re-open for outdoor dining on Thursday, June 11.

The approval is conditional on health department & other inspections.

 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.


Photo courtesy of Franklin St. Cafe.


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