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Sidewalk Cafes in Downtown Albany

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November 7, 2007

Albany - Restaurants in downtown Albany will soon be able to expand their dining area. On Wednesday, city commissioners approved sidewalk cafes downtown, as long as there is still room for pedestrians, including the handicapped to pass by without any problems.

Some restaurants, like San Joe's, started putting tables and chairs out months ago, without approval. The cookie Shoppe recently asked to do the same. Now, each restaurant that wishes to have sidewalk dining will apply with the city on a yearly basis.