The City wants restaurants and food establishments to operate successfully and serve the public safely under the limitations of current orders which limit indoor seating to 50% of capacity and require 6 foot distance separation between tables (both indoors and outdoors).
Hollywood’s City Manager has designated Temporary Café Zones in Downtown Hollywood, along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk and in public and private commercial areas adjacent to established restaurants city-wide.
The City will be facilitating the use of Temporary Café Zone space each weekend, Thursday through Sunday, in two designated areas:
- Hollywood Boulevard between 19th Avenue and 21st Avenues (Downtown)
- Hollywood Beach Broadwalk from Carolina Street to Harrison Street
The locations of these zones and the requirements restaurants and food establishments must meet in order to use these zones for additional outdoor dining space. Use of these zones must comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances, including but not limited to the Florida Building Code and the Florida Fire Prevention Code.
The purpose of these Temporary Café Zones is to back the City’s restaurant businesses that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19 mitigation measures, and provide these businesses with the opportunity to expand their dining areas using outdoor spaces.
Hollywood Boulevard in Downtown Hollywood Expanded Café and Restaurant Zone
Hollywood Boulevard in Downtown Hollywood Expanded Café and Restaurant Zone The City of Hollywood will close Hollywood Boulevard (between 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue) to vehicular traffic to allow for an expanded Temporary Café Zone (see section 4 “Hollywood Boulevard Temporary Café Zone” Diagram).
The Zone will be implemented each Thursday at 2:00 p.m. with the closure of this section of the roadway to vehicular traffic and end each Monday at 5:00 a.m. with the opening of this section of the roadway to vehicular traffic. The Zone will be implemented beginning on Thursday, May 21, 2020 and continue each weekend on a pilot basis through 5:00 a.m. June 22, 2020. The intersecting avenues will remain open to vehicular traffic. This Zone will provide the maximum additional space, serve many businesses in a concentrated area, allowing them to maximize the use of the outdoor area while providing for public safety.
Hollywood Beach Broadwalk Expanded Café and Restaurant Zone
The City of Hollywood will allow cafés and restaurants to expand outdoor seating capacity onto the Broadwalk (in the Central Business District between Harrison and Carolina Streets). This will be accomplished by temporarily eliminating all bicycle use on the designated bike path in this area to create additional pedestrian space and allow for social distancing (see section 4 “Hollywood Beach Broadwalk Temporary Café Zone” Diagram). The bike path will serve pedestrians only when the Temporary Café Zone is in effect.
This will allow restaurants and cafés to expand an additional 10 feet onto the Broadwalk.
The Zone will be implemented each Thursday at 2 p.m. with the closure of the bike lane to bicycle use and end each Monday at 5 a.m. with the opening of the bike lane for bicycle use.
The Zone will be implemented beginning on Thursday, May 21, 2020 and continue each weekend on a pilot basis through 5 a.m. June 22, 2020. This Zone will provide the maximum additional space and serve many businesses in a concentrated area.
Restaurant Owners: Use of the Temporary Café Zones in other areas of the City requires the completion of the Online Registration Form
All food service establishments choosing to use the Hollywood Boulevard and Broadwalk Temporary Café Zones must provide proof of insurance and indemnify/hold harmless the City from any liability arising from the use of the expanded Café zone.
The City of Hollywood reserves the right to terminate or modify the pilot program at any time should it be necessary to do so.
Informational Sessions Scheduled
Hollywood businesses interested in participating in the Temporary Café Zones Program are invited to attend an informational session hosted by the City’s Economic Development Team. Join via Webex Events using the password: CMED2020 at the links below.