Mike Reid, Economic Development Director from the City of Olympia, joined us on June 18th to discuss local resources available to local businesses. Mike spoke about Simplified Sidewalks, Thurston Strong, Free PPE, and the efforts of the city to help businesses cope with the impacts of the pandemic.
City sidewalk use for vending and restaurant dining has been simplified
The City of Olympia wants to make operating your business during the COVID19 Pandemic as user-friendly as possible. In an effort to do so, they have updated their internal procedures for sidewalk vending and worked with their partners at the LCB to remove barriers.
Outdoor Liquor Sales
A new LCB approved program for outdoor sidewalk cafe alcohol service
No railing or City permit fees required
Olympia staff will come to you to assist in setting up for LCB and City compliance
*LCB approval is restricted to businesses that hold a “Restaurant Liquor License”
Retail establishments with Interior Sales and Curbside Pickup
The City is here to help enhance outdoor street vending opportunities with:
Streamlined sidewalk vending requirements
Outdoor sidewalk striping for safety protocols
Dedicated curbside pickup parking stalls
Contact the City of Olympia for more information
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text: 360-480-0362