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Madera likely to offer sidewalk seating next summer


Nov. 21, 2014 By Christian Murray

The list of Vernon Boulevard restaurants that will be offering sidewalk seating next summer continues to grow.

Madera, a Cuban restaurant located at 47-29 Vernon Blvd, is the latest establishment to apply for an unenclosed sidewalk café. It is looking to place four tables and 9 seats in front of the restaurant.

The sidewalk café would take up 5 foot 3 inches in room, leaving 9 feet 9 inches clear for pedestrians, according to a representative of Madera, who spoke at a Community Board 2 subcommittee meeting,

The wait staff would not need to use the sidewalk to serve guests. Instead they would walk through the entrance area and deliver the food from there.

Should Madera place a table on top of a metal cellar door(s), it is required to secure it underneath—usually by pieces of wood.

Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee recommended that the full board approve the application when it meets for its monthly meeting on Dec. 4.

Pat O’Brien, who is the chairman of the city Services Committee, said the establishment has not run into any problems. “No complaints, clean as a whistle,” O’Brien said.

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