According to their Facebook page (who knew it would be a source?), Senate, which had a really nifty, outside patio that overlapped the sidewalk is no longer permitted to use it by the City Architect. Two theories:
- There wasn’t much room for wheelchair accessibility or sidewalk accessibility
- Competition complained
I don’t know whether permits were necessary, if they were revoked, or what the exact circumstances were (and I’m looking into it now). Does Cincinnati’s ordinances regarding outdoor dining need to change now that we have restaurants interested in sidewalk cafes? Other cities have them– what do you think?