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How new city regulations have impacted parklets, outdoor dining in Pleasanton

Original post made on Sep 7, 2022

Pleasanton city staff recently reviewed applications from downtown restaurateurs and found that some locations would not be able to accommodate these parklets, which led to the city revising its guidelines on outdoor dining.

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Posted by ER
a resident of Pleasanton Village
on Sep 7, 2022 at 10:40 am

ER is a registered user.

It was my understanding that one of the reasons the city was requiring the new design for restaurant parklets was to create a more consistent look and ambiance along Main Street for outdoor dining. I thought it was a good idea. What has been executed however does not compare to what has been done in neighboring cities. A quick trip to Danville highlights what outdoor dining parklets can look like. Add to the issue that when the streets are closed one weekend each month, Main Street looks worse than what it looked like previously. There is no standard for what businesses set up. I saw tables haphazardly placed in the middle of the street with no tent, no umbrella, no ambiance whatsoever. What seemed like an admirable goal seems to have badly misfired.

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