As Massachusetts re-opens the economy, many restaurants will be seeking to temporarily add or expand existing outdoor seating. In an effort to make this process easier for East Longmeadow restaurants, the Town has developed guidance which includes the minimum requirements from all relevant Town departments. Additionally, the Town has streamlined the process to include only one application form, and any usual Town application and permit fees related to these changes will be waived.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts will be publishing guidance and updates throughout the re-opening process (www.mass.gov). All State requirements must be met, as they cannot be waived or reduced by the Town.
Please carefully review all guidance documents issued by the State as well as the Town requirements listed on our Restaurant Temporary Outdoor Seating page.