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You might have noticed orange and white barriers or tables outside of local bars and restaurants. These are called strEateries! This is a new way for businesses to practice COVID-19 precautions and adhere to guidelines while making their services and products accessible to you.

Here's how it works: Stillwater bars and restaurants can apply for a temporary outdoor expansion permit to extend service to outdoor areas such as sidewalks, on-street parking, or private parking lots. Right now, the permit is offered through an emergency proclamation issued by Mayor Joyce, while the City works with community organizations and business owners to develop an ordinance and some design standards for long-term implementation. See how you can be a part of this process below.

Eligibility, application requirements and operation requirements are outlined in the August 20 proclamation. Apply for the permit at http://stillwater.org/news/view/id/612.

Check back here for progress updates as the City works on long-term implementation of strEateries.


Why are we doing this?

Stillwater City Council and Mayor Joyce have enacted a variety of guidelines and requirements for businesses to remain open safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The introduction of strEateries provides another way for businesses to continue serving Stillwater residents safely.

strEateries:

  • Provide an outdoor dining space for residents
  • Have guidelines for rerouting of sidewalks to maintain flow of pedestrian traffic and safety
  • Allow businesses to cater to more customers while regarding occupancy limits
  • Encourage shopping and dining locally

What should you expect?

  • Sidewalks around town may be rerouted for businesses using the permits. Be aware when walking-- and consider stopping for some outdoor food or drink! #ShopLocal

We want to hear from you!

As we develop this ordinance, we're looking for ideas and input from you. What do you think? Tell us using the tools below.


About this Page

This page is meant to function as the hub of civic engagement for this project. Feedback is shared with City Council and city staff. Comments made on this page, as well as any comments made to city staff through email, are considered public documents. For questions about this, click on "Who's Listening."

You might have noticed orange and white barriers or tables outside of local bars and restaurants. These are called strEateries! This is a new way for businesses to practice COVID-19 precautions and adhere to guidelines while making their services and products accessible to you.

Here's how it works: Stillwater bars and restaurants can apply for a temporary outdoor expansion permit to extend service to outdoor areas such as sidewalks, on-street parking, or private parking lots. Right now, the permit is offered through an emergency proclamation issued by Mayor Joyce, while the City works with community organizations and business owners to develop an ordinance and some design standards for long-term implementation. See how you can be a part of this process below.

Eligibility, application requirements and operation requirements are outlined in the August 20 proclamation. Apply for the permit at http://stillwater.org/news/view/id/612.

Check back here for progress updates as the City works on long-term implementation of strEateries.


Why are we doing this?

Stillwater City Council and Mayor Joyce have enacted a variety of guidelines and requirements for businesses to remain open safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The introduction of strEateries provides another way for businesses to continue serving Stillwater residents safely.

strEateries:

  • Provide an outdoor dining space for residents
  • Have guidelines for rerouting of sidewalks to maintain flow of pedestrian traffic and safety
  • Allow businesses to cater to more customers while regarding occupancy limits
  • Encourage shopping and dining locally

What should you expect?

  • Sidewalks around town may be rerouted for businesses using the permits. Be aware when walking-- and consider stopping for some outdoor food or drink! #ShopLocal

We want to hear from you!

As we develop this ordinance, we're looking for ideas and input from you. What do you think? Tell us using the tools below.


About this Page

This page is meant to function as the hub of civic engagement for this project. Feedback is shared with City Council and city staff. Comments made on this page, as well as any comments made to city staff through email, are considered public documents. For questions about this, click on "Who's Listening."

We're here to answer any questions you may have on strEateries. 

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    So what is the city of Stillwater waiting on to reopen everything back to normal? A vaccine? Herd immunity? Lowest cases per capita in the US? Lowest deaths per capita? Because I and a lot of other residents are getting fed up with the idea that we are too stupid to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe!

    Zhandke asked about 1 month ago

    Please go to stillwater.org/COVID-19 to see the city's guidelines and restrictions, as well as the thought processes behind them. 

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    Will the temporary and future guidelines make it explicitly clear that rerouted sidewalks and eating spaces must be accessible?

    KM asked about 1 month ago

    Yes. As part of this permit, business owners must provide space for a sidewalk. The City also provides jersey barriers to insulate the the rerouted sidewalks from streets. 

    The temporary order allowing the outdoor occupancy expires on November 30,2020. You can read about it here: http://stillwater.org/news/view/id/612 .

    We hope this addressed your concerns.  If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. 

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    Not sure where my feedback goes, but yes! More outdoor seating, everywhere, all the time!

    Stw123 asked about 1 month ago

    Great to hear! Looking forward to accommodating resident needs.