Please be advised, New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill has released a new Executive Order 2021-10, attached, effective as of 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2021, extending the George St. road closure through Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. Reference to regulations, conditions, and standards still apply based on Executive Orders noted within the attached.
Brief Outline of Changes:
- Operation of outdoor dining along the George St. corridor road closure is:
- Sundays through Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Thursdays through Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – Midnight
- The five (5’) feet closest to the curb on the east side of George St. shall remain marked as ‘Walk Your Wheels’ lane and no tables, chairs or blockage shall be located in that space.
- Restaurants and taverns in non-residential zones may offer outdoor live music until 10:00 p.m. or the close of business, whichever is earlier. Abiding by the city noise ordinance.
- Restaurants and taverns using metered parking spaces in residential districts must comply with the hours of outdoor operations:
- Sundays through Wednesdays: 11:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.
- Thursdays through Saturdays: 10:00a.m. – 9:00p.m.
- Restaurants and taverns in residential zones may offer outdoor non-live music until 9:00p.m. or the close of business, whichever is earlier. Abiding by the city noise ordinance.
- Additionally, all forms of outdoor live music is prohibited in residential zones.
- The maximum occupancy for outdoor dining shall be equal to the number of seats at the location, as submitted to, and approved by, the City per the outdoor dining floor plan/diagram. If non-compliant outdoor dining privileges will be temporarily revoked.
- Any business with interest in providing outdoor street/sidewalk dining, must re-submit their dining diagrams/floor plans to the City Clerk for approval, by October 1, 2021. Businesses with outdoor dining privileges may be required to adjust their footprint to accommodate other requests. The City is waiving the application cost. Updated insurance COI’s must also be submitted. Application can be obtained from the City Clerk’s office.
- All restaurants and taverns using city parking spaces must obtain new permission of use from the New Brunswick Parking Authority.
- Use of propane will continue to require approval and inspection by Fire Inspections. Only permitted propane devices will be stand heaters.
- No business shall block an exterior door or Fire Dep. connection; non-conformance will result in a penalty.
- All entry and exit ways on the exterior of a building must be unobstructed with no item within five (5)
- The following regulation goes into effect September 9, 2021 at 12noon
- All George St. restaurants and taverns are to remove their tents
- All George St restaurants and taverns may utilize umbrellas for table coverage
Please contact your tent company to make arrangements for removal.
- On Friday, December 31, 2021, restaurants and taverns in non-residential zones shall be allowed to operate outdoor dining until 1:00a.m. January 1, 2022. With music permitted until 12:30a.m. January 1, 2022.
Summary provided by New Brunswick City Market.