file photo by Boyd Loving
Dear Ridgewood Blog!
At a recent council meeting it was discovered there will be a vote to end Ridgewood’s outdoor dining corrals on Wednesday March 9th!
Outdoor dining has been a huge success for Ridgewood setting it apart from other CBDs and bringing vital revenues and opportunities into Ridgewood.
There appears to be zero rationale or business case for making this decision and it should not be left in the hands of just the village council to arbitrarily decide on a matter that have ramifications across our community. At a time the CBD already have multiple empty units, our restaurants with outdoor dining are what attracts residents and visitors, generating significant income and opportunities.
Please raise the awareness of this vote and the meeting that will take place Wednesday March 9th, we need to save our outdoor dining and continue to invest in our CBD, not take a huge step backwards.
A concerned Ridgewood resident, no affiliation with any CBD business or business owners.