Charleston's Outdoor Dining Ordinance May Change

A meeting coming up Thursday will likely hold the fate of a 1-year-old outdoor food ordinance. A planning committee meets Thursday to discuss whether to vote down changes to the ordinance, or move forward with them. The changes include shortening the space for outdoor dining areas so streets are more pedestrian friendly and better for those with a disability. Fencing would have to become more uniform too, and smoking would be prohibited in outdoor dining areas. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Thursday at the City Service Center, that's 915 Quarrier St. in Charleston.