Phoenixville to Open Temporary Open Air Business Setup

Phoenixville to Open Temporary Open Air Business Setup

PHOENIXVILLE, PA — On June 5th, Governor Wolf authorized Chester County to enter into the Yellow Phase of his Re-opening Plan. At this time, the Phoenixville Borough has not approved or processed any Outdoor Café Permits. Accordingly, dining on Borough sidewalks is currently not permitted.

Today, June 9th, the Phoenixville Borough Council will vote on a Resolution that would allow the closure of the 100 and 200 blocks of Bridge Street to vehicular traffic, as well as the Main and Bridge Street Parking Lot.  Main Street and Gay Street will remain open. North Main Street will remain closed at the railroad trestle construction area until that project is completed.

This closure will allow for downtown restaurants/bar and businesses (ie retailers, art studios, boutiques etc.)on Bridge Street to extend outside of their shops onto the sidewalk and the street. This concept will create a pedestrian walkway in the center of the road for patrons to maintain a safe social distance.

Businesses will be permitted to set up in the closed sidewalk and roadway for the following hours:

  • Thursdays: 4pm – 10pm
  • Friday through Sunday: 7am – 10pm

To see map for closure and walkway information click here.

These closures will occur every weekend from Thursday at 2 pm until the following Monday at 7 am.

Patrons coming to the downtown must wear a mask unless seated at a table, or unless the patron is medically unable to wear one.

We strongly encourage that you leave pets at home when choosing to dine downtown to keep the pedestrian right of way clear.

Businesses wishing to apply, must visit  for more information and details. All applications must be submitted to [email protected]

Temporary Open-Air Permit Applications may be submitted prior to the Phoenixville Borough Council meeting. Approval of application process is contingent upon the adoption of the resolution by Council at their meeting today.

The submission of a completed application and a certificate of insurance naming the Borough additionally insured is required for the processing and approval of the temporary open-air setup permit. An approved permit must be displayed at the permitted locations.

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Concerned and High Risk
Concerned and High Risk
June 11, 2020 12:11 am

I have to be honest, makes me less likely to do pickup orders, as I’ll be forced to walk past a bunch of tables of people without masks on.

Even More Concerned and Even Higher Risk
Even More Concerned and Even Higher Risk
June 12, 2020 2:14 pm

I am in full agreeance with the above comment, I cannot even count on both my fingers and toes how many people I personally know who have been affected by Covid. We should be moving in the complete opposite direction to snuff this thing out. Like my fellow concerned citizen, I believe we, as a society, should revert back to the feudal system with knights and a land based agrarian system. This is the ONLY conceivable option America has to counter this disease. Any other option has our food supply being exposed to way too many people prior to consumption.… Read more »