Small Businesses can Apply for ‘Open Storefronts’


Rendering via NYC DOT

The Open Storefronts program assists existing ground-floor storefront businesses who want to use outdoor areas on a temporary basis. The program allows eligible businesses to conduct activity on sidewalks, on roadways in the Open Streets: Restaurants program, or a combination of both. In addition to businesses engaged in retail trade, repair stores, personal care services, and dry-cleaning and laundry services are able to use outdoor space for seating, queuing, or display of dry goods.

For a list of eligible retail activities, please visit Open Storefronts FAQ 2.

The Open Storefronts program will be available from October 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

Check out requirements and apply Here through NYC DOT.

Have questions? Visit the NYC Small Business Services Unit today, info below:

Our outreach team will be in the Bronx on Wednesday, October 28 to help answer your questions about Open Storefronts, share information about no cost resources to help your business, and assist with anything else you may need.  
Date: TODAY! Wednesday, October 28
Time: 12 – 3 p.m.
Location: 1031 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10459

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