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California State Senate Passes Bill Extending Outdoor Alcohol Service

Measure to Help Battered Restaurant, Bar Industry Heads to Assemble for Next Vote

By Lou Hirsh

CoStar News

August 26, 2021 | 5:59 P.M. The California Senate has passed legislation that would allow bars and restaurants to make permanent use of sidewalks, parklets and other public spaces outside their doors to serve alcohol under a state liquor license. The state Assembly is expected to vote on the measure within the next two weeks. State Sen. Scott Wiener, a San Francisco Democrat, introduced Senate Bill 314, also known as the Bar and Restaurant Recovery Act, earlier this year. The measure would make permanent certain policies enacted by the state during the pandemic that have allowed bars and restaurants to serve alcohol in outdoor spaces while indoor dining and drinking remained restricted. The changes include lifting certain restrictions that prohibited different operators, with different types of liquor licenses, to share common outdoor spaces for the serving and consumption of alcohol. These services can remain permanent for businesses receiving their liquor licenses before July 1, 2024, when the program is scheduled to expire. “The pandemic hit our restaurants, bars and music venues like a wrecking ball, and we need to throw these small businesses a lifeline,” Wiener said in a statement. Representatives for Wiener’s office said the bill now goes to the floor of the state Assembly for a vote and will then return to the Senate for a final vote for concurrence on any revisions inserted by the lower house. If both chambers sign on the bill, it then goes to Gov. Gavin Newsom for his signature to become law effective Jan. 1. Newsom in June approved the extension of alcohol-licensed parklets and other outdoor spaces at least through the end of 2021. Several cities, including San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco, have already moved to extend their local outdoor dining programs that debuted during the pandemic at least through July 2022. All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner of will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. Keywords: San Diego Commercial Real Estate For Sale, Commercial Property In San Diego, Commercial Real Estate In San Diego, San Diego Investment Real Estate, Commercial Property Management In San Diego, San Diego Commercial Property Management, Commercial Property Management San Diego, Managed Commercial Property San Diego, Commercial Property For Sale San Diego, San Diego Commercial Real Estate Leasing, Top Real Estate Agents in San Diego, Commercial Property in San Diego, Property Management Company San Diego, Real Estate Agent in San Diego, San Diego Commercial Real Estate Real Estate Agent Contact Us Brokerage, Property Management

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