May 6, 2021
Contact: Laura Biery, Marketing & Economic Sustainability Manager
Beverly Hills, CA – The Beverly Hills City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved extending the City’s dynamic ‘OpenBH’ program until December 2021, allowing businesses to continue operating successfully and safely outdoors.
Created in June 2020, ‘OpenBH’ is the City's process for businesses to temporarily expand their services to adjacent areas such as parking lots and the public right of way (sidewalks) through a Special Event Permit. Businesses that are currently able to use ‘OpenBH’ to expand services outside include restaurants, gyms, salons, faith based organizations, and retail shops.
“This has been a phenomenally successful program,” said Mayor Bob Wunderlich. “We tried something and people love it. The street energy that we have generated is wonderful. It makes you feel good to see family and friends out and about and the vibrancy of our stores and restaurants.”
Tuesday night’s decision also extends the waiver on applicable fees and costs associated with participating in the program.
For more information, including a list of ‘OpenBH’ businesses offering outdoor dining and services, visit www.beverlyhills.org/OpenBH. To complete an ‘OpenBH’ special event permit for outdoor dining, retail, salon, fitness or other services, call 310-285-2408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org