‘It definitely will impact us’: Saratoga restaurants to lose outdoor dining

Restaurants in the Saratoga Village will have to pack up their parklets by the end of the year.

The temporary outdoor dining structures that offered local restaurants a way to stay open during the turbulent pandemic era must be gone by Dec. 31, and some restaurant owners are frustrated.

“It definitely will impact us,” Bella Saratoga owner Clyde Zaya said. “It’s really helped us a lot during the summer because we’re in California; obviously, everyone wants to sit outside.“

While several cities have opted to make parklets permanent, the decision to remove them is mostly out of Saratoga’s hands.

The Saratoga Village is located along Big Basin Way, which is

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