Outdoor Dining Returns To The North End Amid Rainy Weather


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Outdoor dining has returned to Boston’s North End amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, wet and windy weather Thursday created less than ideal circumstances for restaurant owners.

“Of course you hope for the perfect summer day, but we take each day day-by-day as we took the pandemic day-by-day,” Frank DePasquale, owner of Trattoria Il Panino, said.

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The North End is the last neighborhood in the city of Boston to reintroduce outdoor dining. The rest of the city was allowed to resume on March 22, but outdoor dining was postpone in the North End because of COVID-19 concerns.

“We had a zoom meeting for all of the businesses here in the North End and they said that they needed another week to get everything straight; that’s the licensing board and the city of Boston. And they said it would take an extra week just to make sure everything went the perfect way,” DePasquale said.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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