One way to help weather extreme cold and winter conditions is to begin planning for the spring and summer. Chicago businesses can begin to do just that as the 2014 Sidewalk Café Application Information Package is now available on the city’s Small Business Center website.

Businesses with a valid Retail Food Establishment License may apply for a Sidewalk Cafe Permit to serve food outside their restaurant on city sidewalks. The 2014 sidewalk café season begins on March 1st and ends on December 1st.

Click here to view the Sidewalk Cafe Application Information Package for the 2014 season.

For questions, businesses can contact 312-74-GOBIZ (744-6249).