UPDATE: ‘Outdoor Cafe’ program unanimously passes in Common Council

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – A program to help local businesses bring in more revenue passed unanimously during a Common Council meeting on Thursday evening.

The Outdoor Cafe Program is an opportunity for shops, restaurants, bars, and tasting rooms to expand their businesses onto portions of streets.

Under the program, businesses can also request to expand alcohol license premises to be able to serve in the new outdoor spaces.

All businesses wanting to take part will need to apply for the program permits.

They will also need to follow ADA compliant standards and adhere to local, state, and federal regulations.

Pearl, Caledonia, and Main streets are all under consideration to become ‘Cafe Zones’ but still need further approval.

The program will run through November 13th.