Tuesday, July 14, 2020

On 2nd thought, C&B finishes its curbside seating with the help of the DOT



Back on Friday, we noted that C&B Cafe on Seventh Street between Avenue A and Avenue B threw in the towel trying to build curbside seating.

As C&B shared on Instagram at the time:

Three different city/state officials came the last four days to give us different information about how we should practice the outdoor dining. Also we have four different emails from DOT about the guidelines suggesting different ways of building the spaces.

However, as EVG correspondent Stacie Joy reports, owner Ali Sahan (pictured above) was able to finish the seating area — with the help and encouragement of the Department of Transportation, the city agency overseeing the Open Restaurants program.

They unveiled the new space on Sunday ... which features planted lavender, rosemary, thyme, lemon balm, pepper plants, tomatoes, dill and other herbs and plants...



C&B is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

8 comments:

Choresh Wald said...

Wonderful !

This needs to be a permanent set up, the bench outside C&B is in high demand year round.

afbp said...

we are ALL very pleased :)

Anonymous said...

The city or DOT or whoever are driving restaurants nuts with multiple inspections and conflicting guidelines forcing businesses to keep making changes to outside seating. What's up with that?

Anonymous said...

We need more of this!

Anonymous said...

It pains me to see all the extra work and expense the restaurants are having to go through just to make it through a day. I think many will survive the summer, but get ready for bad news in the fall when the weather turns colder and we likely suffer a second wave of the virus. I'm trying to support all the businesses I can while I can, but it feels like we're treading water.

Gojira said...

Yay! One for the (really really) good guys!

Jill W said...

at 9:05, nailed it. The city will need to extend roadway dining until Nov 1. Then we all go back into our homes for 3-4 months. Get it while you can.

Neighbor said...

These should be permanent! So nice and such an added element to the feel of NYC