Kill Devil Hills to Allow Outdoor Dining at Restaurant Parking Lots
Kill Devil Hills Mayor Ben Sproul signed an Emergency Order this week that will allow outdoor dining at restaurant parking lots within the town.
Starting in Phase Two of the state’s reopening, which North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says could begin on May 22, restaurants in Kill Devil Hills will be allowed to use up to 25 percent of their designated parking and green space for outdoor seating.
In proposing the order at the town’s May 11 Board of Commissioners meeting, Mayor Sproul said, “This will allow everybody more of a peace of mind when they go out to eat and hopefully support these restaurants that are a vital part of our town.”
Later Sproul stated that with this Order in-place, “It’s one of those few things we can do as a Town to really help in a tough situation and help with everybody’s ability to find a little bit of normalcy in this very challenging moment.”
Effective immediately, the Emergency Order for Food Service Temporary Waivers allows temporary outdoor service of restaurant patrons at such time Governor Cooper takes action to allow restaurants and food-service establishments to seat patrons, and only if such action includes capacity restrictions. It also allows immediate temporary operation of food service trucks.
The Emergency Order and subsequent Appendixes, which include regulations and guidelines for the waivers can be found here.
Restaurant and food-service establishments that plan to take advantage of the temporary waivers must complete an application and submit it to the Town’s Planning and Inspections Department. The application may also be found by using the above link.
This is third Emergency Order that Kill Devil Hills has enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.