No more parking space dining in Dubuque

EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. – As winter fast approaches East Dubuque City Council members voted this week to end the ordinance that allowed restaurants to set up tables in parking spaces outside. Council members approved the ordinance in late May granting liquor license holders permission to utilize the parking spaces for out door dining amid the pandemic. Earlier this month, the Illinois Department of Public Health has mandated that restaurants and bars in Jo Daviess “Davis” County, along with eight other counties, restrict offering indoor dining or bar services, citing the region’s high seven-day COVID-19 positivity rates. The city manager said Council members would consider reinstating the outdoor dining ordinance if representatives from bars or restaurants approach them.