Outdoor Dining

Sidewalk Café Guidelines

These Sidewalk Café Guidelines are promulgated pursuant to Section 6-2106 of the Moline Code of Ordinances. All food and beverage service establishments who seek to have outdoor dining on City sidewalks or other public right of way must obtain a licensing agreement from the City and must name the City as an additional insured for the public area to be used. Additionally, all food and beverage service establishments must submit a site plan for the public area to be used and must demarcate the area to be used with appropriate elements outlined within this guide. Premises with a liquor license must also obtain an outdoor use option and follow the requirements in Chapter 4 of the Code pertaining to that option. Pursuant to the Code, at least one (1) employee of the premises (with a liquor license) must physically frequent the sidewalk café at least once every five (5) minutes to monitor when patrons or other individuals are present at sidewalk café. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in termination of licensing agreement and ability to use sidewalk or City-owned property.