ONEONTA – Starting 9 a.m. next Saturday, July 18, and continuing through Sept. 5, Main Street from Elm to Chestnut will be closed to allow restaurants to expand their outdoor dining opportunities.
“It’s highly marketable,” said Council Member Mark Drnek, Eighth Ward, who chairs the Survive, Then Thrive committee. “Downtown Oneonta could become the Best Restaurant in New York.”
Restaurants will be able to place tables in front of their restaurants only, as well as determine whether to offer service or ask diners to order take-out. Patrons will still be required to wear masks where social distancing is not possible.
ALBANY – Governor Cuomo today announced outdoor dining at restaurants will be permitted in Otsego County and communities in the seven economic development communities that have entered Phase Two of NY Forward.
Outdoor dining can begin tomorrow in Otsego’s Mohawk Valley region, and also the Capital Region, Central New York, the Finger Lakes, the North Country, the Southern Tier and Western New York.