Evansville restaurants taking advantage of outdoor seating permits

Evansville restaurants taking advantage of outdoor seating permits

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A few weeks ago, 14 News first reported that Evansville’s Reopen Task Force was working with the state to help out local restaurants.

Officials hoped this would allow restaurants in the city to add outdoor seating, and now one of those businesses is testing it out on Friday

Restaurant owners at Acropolis can now apply for a permit to have outdoor seating until they can open back at full capacity.

Acropolis is taking full advantage of this opportunity to feed Greek food to even more customers.

“40 people in the tent - it’s big enough for 10 tables of four with social distancing," owner Doros Hadjisavva said. “Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer - he mentioned that they’ve been trying to allow restaurants to do outdoor seating. We contacted him and he’s been very helpful.”

The permit is only temporary, but it’s free for local restaurants who would like to apply.

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