Poll: Outdoor seating in Hoboken
Not during a bad economy!
Without getting into specific details at the moment – there’s movement among certain politicos at City Hall – to scale back the hours bars and restaurants are permitted to have outdoor seating.
I hear one option on the table is to cut it back from 11pm to 10pm (with the argument being that the city’s noise ordinance goes into effect at 10pm, quality of life, etc.)
Personally, I believe this shouldn’t even be an issue at this point in time. Hoboken has bigger problems to worry about. Does that hour really make that much of a difference? Why hurt local businesses now, especially when the economy is bad enough as it is?
If anything – I’d recommend that bars and restaurants be allowed to have outdoor seating LONGER while times are tough. We need “stimulus” not “restrictions!”