Seattle’s street dining might be here to stay — at least for a while

An outdoor dining set-up at a restaurant in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. (MyNorthwest photo)

Seattle City Councilmember Dan Strauss introduced legislation Monday to extend the city’s café streets pilot program for another year.

The program has allowed Seattle restaurants and other retail storefronts to use the streets in front of their businesses for outdoor dining and displays, which has helped many of them be able to continue operating safely during the COVID-19 pandemic and allow for social distancing.

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Strauss is chair of the city’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee. He previously sponsored a bill to

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