"We live in San Diego, and the weather is beautiful so these patios have been great additions to every restaurant you see around here." - Kevin Gardner, Baja Betty's Manager
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation allowing businesses and restaurants to continue to use parklets and serve to-go cocktails with food orders.
The services were created as an emergency response during the pandemic to help businesses stay afloat amid COVID-19 restrictions.
"These innovative strategies have been a lifeline for hard-hit restaurants during the pandemic and today, we’re keeping the entrepreneurial spirit going so that businesses can continue to create exciting new opportunities and support vibrant neighborhoods across the state,” Governor Newsom said while signing the legislation at an Oakland restaurant Friday.
Kevin Gardner, the manager at Baja Betty's, is used to juggling customers at the popular restaurant in Hillcrest.