Outdoor dining to return to Portsmouth in March

Published: 12/17/2020 1:19:30 PM
Modified: 12/17/2020 1:19:20 PM

Outdoor dining will return to Portsmouth on March 1, 2021, weather permitting, the City Council decided.

The City Council voted unanimously on the date Monday, saying it was giving struggling restaurants “a small ounce of predictability” by guaranteeing the return of outdoor dining.

City officials also said they expect to extend the mask mandate for public areas until June 1.

Restaurants in New Hampshire were allowed to open to outdoor dining in May after being limited to takeout and delivery. Many stopped outdoor dining by the end of November.

Associated Press

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