Lackawanna County businesses set to reopen after going 'yellow' today

City of Scranton allowing sidewalk expansion for restaurants and retail locations

June 05, 2020 - 5:06 am
: A waiter serves patrons at L'escale restaurant on May 20, 2020 in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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Many businesses are preparing to reopen today in Lackawanna County. In the city of Scranton they are allowing the use of outdoor seating for restaurants and retail space for businesses to move to their sidewalks and in some cases in parking spots in front of their business on designated days and times.

If you wish to utilize the sidewalk expansion please fill out the following form and submit it online, or notify Don King, City Planner/Acting Zoning Officer at 570-348-4193, ext. 4280 or email

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