Temporary Extension of Outdoor Restaurant Seating
On June 8th, the first day of the state’s Phase 2 reopening plan, 37 Brookline restaurants were permitted to immediately open their outdoor seating after completing the state’s reopening guidelines, a packet mailed to all Brookline restaurants. On June 11th, the Brookline Select Board voted to significantly streamline the permitting process for all restaurants, thanks to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 35. Existing restaurants may apply directly to Tiffany Souza at [email protected]; no public hearing, abutter notification, or application fees are required. More information available at: https://www.brooklinema.gov/1782/Outdoor-Customer-Areas
Temporarily Extension of Licensed Premises Procedure - after reading the procedure, email a sketch of the proposed outdoor seating to Kara Brewton in Economic Development
Outdoor Seating Application for 2020 related to COVID-19
Accepting applications for Brookline’s Small Business Relief Grant Program
The Town of Brookline is now accepting applications for the Small Business Relief Grant Program. Program guidelines and application link now available on the Small Business Relief Grant Program page, which will provide grants of up to $15,000 to eligible Brookline businesses impacted by COVID-19. The deadline for the first round of applications was today, June 12 at 5pm. Applications will be processed on a weekly basis for as long as funds are available.
Program inquiries can be directed to Meredith L. Mooney, Economic Development Planner, at [email protected] or 617-264-6478.
June 30th Application Deadline for Paycheck Protection Program
The deadline to apply for the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is June 30, 2020. Businesses interested in applying for a PPP forgivable loan should note that June 30th is deadline for banks to apply to the Small Business Administration (SBA), and should therefore reach out to their banks to begin an application as soon as possible to ensure that adequate time for banks to gather application materials.
Business-related Items on June 16th Transportation Board Meeting
The Transportation Board meeting originally scheduled for June 8th has been rescheduled for Monday, June 16th. Monday’s agenda includes several business-related items, such as discussion about extending the Delivery Only signs, the Open Streets/extended sidewalk initiative, and the proposed parking meter rate increase on Monday evening. Agenda and instructions about how to submit public comment available here: https://www.brooklinema.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=8334&month=6&year=2020&day=15&calType=0