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On-Premises Alcohol/Common Victualler Outdoor Dining Expansion Application for Private Property/Parking Lot

  1. If you do not own the parking lot or land you are seeking to extend your premises onto, you must include evidence of control of extended premises.

  2. Do any other businesses share the parking lot besides your restaurant?*

  3. If the restaurant is not the only user of the parking lot, the other users of the lot must indicate their knowledge and support of the use of the lot for outdoor dining by submitting signed acknowledgment of the restaurant's plans.

  4. Are there any sidewalks or other areas not under the licensee’s control that will need to be crossed to get to the extended premises?*

  5. If yes, please review the following:

    Currently, the ABCC's position is that licensees will need an easement to cross the sidewalk in order to be deemed contiguous. If this is the case, we will address these concerns on a case by case basis.

  6. NOTE: Patrons must be positioned so to maintain at least a 6 foot distance from all other patrons and any high foot traffic areas.

  7. Will you be erecting a tent?*

    If yes, you must contact the Building Department to receive approval. NOTE: Tents may NOT have walls

  8. Please upload a photo or plan of the barriers that will be used to protect diners from vehicles and identify the locations (i.e., at entrance(s) to parking lot, around the portion of the lot being used for outdoor dining, etc.).

  9. Please summarize, in detail, the alterations you plan to make and highlight specific changes from the last-approved premises.

  10. Please upload a detailed plan that includes: dimensions of the entire parking lot (include the total number of spaces and handicap spaces), dimensions of the portion of the parking lot to be used for outdoor dining (include the number of spaces that will be used for dining), locations of curb cuts with ramps to the parking lot, if applicable; layout of tables and chairs (NOTE: Tables must be 6’ apart to facilitate social distancing); dimensions of tables; photo or description of barriers to be used to protect diners from vehicles and their locations (i.e. at entrance(s) to parking lot, around the portion of the lot being used for outdoor dining, etc.).

  11. ADA Accessibility

    The outdoor dining areas and barriers must be accessible and meet ADA and Massachusetts Architectural Access Board's regulations: https://www.mass.gov/law-library/521-cmr

  12. Certification of Compliance with ABCC Guidelines For Extension of Premises to Patio & Outdoor Areas

    By signing below, I being the owner or manager of the above referenced establishment located at the address indicated above, acknowledge, accept, and will comply with the guidelines for extension of premises to patio and outdoor areas.

  13. Certification of Safety Standards and Guidelines

    By signing below, I, being the owner or manager of the above referenced establishment located at the address indicated above, acknowledge, accept, and will comply with the responsibilities of maintaining a clean and safe outdoor dining experience for guests and for staff in the outdoor dining area through the diligent adherence to my submitted plans along with any and all mandatory state safety standards for workplaces and outdoor dining.

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