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Sidewalk dining in Downtown Henderson unanimously approved

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The Henderson City Council voted unanimously to approve sidewalk dining in downtown at their Tuesday night meeting. 

Henderson Mayor Steve Austin hopes that within the next 30 days, restaurants in the downtown area will have outside seating, giving them more space for their customers.

Officials say plans for sidewalk dining have been in the works for years. Mayor Austin hoped the ordinance would pass. 

"Our downtown has gained some momentum and I think it will just continue the momentum. We have some restaurants that are filling up on weekends. This will give them additional seating for their customers," Mayor Austin said.

The ordinance will go into effect right away in downtown Henderson.

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