Burbank Extends Closure of San Fernando Blvd. for Outdoor Dining

BURBANK (CNS) - The city of Burbank is extending its outdoor dining program on San Fernando Boulevard until Oct. 4, meaning that downtown vehicle traffic on the popular street will continue to be prohibited.

“Closing sections of San Fernando has been hugely successful,'' City Manager Justin Hess said Tuesday. “Our downtown restaurants are able to offer outdoor dining in a safer COVID environment that includes social distancing and fresh air.''

Hess' extension of July's emergency order will be confirmed by the City Council at a future date.

The Downtown Business Improvement District advocated for the closure and provided funding for the barricades along with tables, chairs, umbrellas and decor for open seating along the boulevard.

“We were glad to help,'' BID board chair Michael Cusumano said. “The BID is here to support the viability and growth of downtown and this is something that we can partner with the city for both our businesses and residents.''

The closure includes the following blocks of streets along San Fernando Boulevard:

-- Angeleno Avenue to Olive Avenue

-- Olive Avenue to Orange Grove Avenue

--Orange Grove Avenue to Magnolia Boulevard

--Angeleno Avenue, Olive Avenue, Orange Grove Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard will remain open to vehicular traffic.

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