2013 Sidewalk Cafe Season Applications Available
The 2013 Sidewalk Café Season begins on March 1st. Sidewalk Café Permits have a nine-month term and must be applied for and issued every year. Businesses with a valid Retail Food Establishment License may apply for a permit to serve food outside their restaurant on city sidewalks. The entire application process may take 30 - 45 days. The Sidewalk Café Permit annual, non-refundable, fee varies depending on the size and location of the sidewalk café. However, the minimum Sidewalk Café Permit fee is $600. Completed applications may be submitted via mail, or in person, to BACP's Business Assistance Center in Room 800 at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago IL 60602.
The "How to Obtain a Sidewalk Café" workshop will be hosted at City Hall in Room 805 on Wednesday, January 16th at 3:00 pm To reserve space, call 312-744-2086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For detailed information visit to access Sidewalk Café Application Information Package.