Open container restrictions lifted for some sidewalk, parking lot dining in Greensburg

Open container restrictions lifted for some sidewalk, parking lot dining in Greensburg

GREENSBURG, Pa. — Open container restrictions in Greensburg have been lifted in specific cases, allowing some people to have alcoholic beverages when a restaurant is offering sidewalk or parking lot dining.

According to a post on Greensburg’s Facebook page, a proclamation was issued Monday suspending open container restrictions when cafe sidewalk dining is operated pursuant to Greensburg Code §232-1(C).

Under that code, a requirement to have a cafe sidewalk dining permit is temporarily suspended.

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The suspension of open container restrictions also applies in cases where designated portions of city-owned parking facilities are being used.

The Facebook post said restaurants, bars, breweries and other food establishments can contact the City Administration Office to have part of a parking area cordoned off for delivery-based food and drink dining.

The proclamation does not suspend open container restrictions outside the designated parking areas or sidewalk dining locations.

On Monday, June 8, 2020, Council and the Mayor of Greensburg issued a proclamation suspending open container...

Posted by City of Greensburg, Westmoreland County on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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