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City of Tacoma Launches Expansion of Sidewalks Café Program to Help Businesses Reopen after COVID-19 Closures
The City of Tacoma launched the Curbside Cafes and Markets pilot program, an expansion of the Sidewalk Café Program, on Friday, June 12, 2020.
The program is responsive to Tacoma businesses needs to meet physical distancing requirements from the Washington Safe Start Plan. A permit for the Curbside Café and Market Pilot Program can accommodate temporary structures such as tables, chairs, planters and shade coverings. Retail businesses may also use areas of the right-of-way to expand their ability to serve customers.
The City also is waiving application fees, street use fees and the cost of on-street parking related to the pilot program. Tacoma Venues and Events and Public Works are partnering to provide railings, as availability allows, to those businesses that would like to use these instead of providing their own.
Other programs, such as sidewalk cafés, food trucks and temporary load zones for food pickup, will still be available.
Washington State Department of Commerce Economic Resiliency Team (ERT) Business Response Center
The team is currently able to answer questions as quickly as they are received. If you’re a business owner or operator with a question, Ask Your Question Here.
Startup Washington Small Business Resiliency Assistance
Technical assistance for small business owners from culturally and historically disadvantaged communities.
Technical assistance can include:
- Finding and help applying for assistance to help your business right now, whether you are open or closed
- Translation assistance
- Navigating local, state and federal resources
- Business coaching
Created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready campaign, businesses can utilize this solution to maintain normal operations and provide resilience during a disruption.
New webinars for small business owners
- Business Resiliency Guide
- Business Resiliency Plan
- Emergency Procedures
Comprehensive Official verified and updated Information of all aspects of the Federal Covid-19 Response.
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