Washington DC uses streateries to support restaurants during Phase One. DC restaurants can apply for outside space for free.

DC restaurants reopen under Phase One, supported by streateries program

Many restaurants with little or no outdoor space previously are becoming ‘streateries’

The District of Columbia entered Phase One and lifted restrictions, allowing restaurants to open for ourdoor dining, effective May 29. In addition, restaurants are able to operate as “streateries,” provided they first apply at no charge. This enables restaurants to use public and private space to operate outdoor seating on a temporary basis through July 24, 2020. Taverns, private clubs, hotels, and other related eligible businesses are also reopening with certain restrictions.

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