Outdoor Dining, Curbside and Carryout


City of Geneva Outdoor Seating for Restaurants and Bars

Mayor Burns’ Executive Order 2020-07, includes:
•Guidelines for Outdoor Seating  

•Request for Use of Public Property Application (submit electronically to Cathleen Tymoszenko)

•Temporary Outdoor Seating Liquor License Application (submit electronically to Jeanne Fornari)

During the statewide coronavirus public gathering restrictions, the City has issued temporary accommodations to assist Geneva’s restaurants and bars. On May 27, Mayor Kevin Burns issued Executive Order 2020-07 permitting restaurants and bars to expand their current outdoor seating onto private property and, if approved by the City, onto public property.
Last Updated: May 29, 2020

Curbside Service

Restaurants and merchants who wish to establish curbside service can utilize a public parking space to execute efficient operations. Each business may reserve one parking space near its front door (a regular space, not ADA) for “curbside pick-up only.” This will ensure customers have a convenient place to park and helps advertise the curbside service. The City has relaxed temporary sign regulations during statewide restaurant and bar closures and assembly limitations for the purpose of advertising curbside service or other similar accommodations. Businesses can use A-Frame signs or other types of temporary signs displayed at the front of the curb to advertise curbside offerings. Traffic cones may be used to reserve a space.
Last Updated: May 29, 2020

Carryout/Pick-up/Delivery of Alcoholic Liquor

City of Geneva Executive Order 2020-06 

Temporarily authorizes the delivery of alcoholic liquor to non-licensees under certain conditions as outlined.
Last Updated: May 29, 2020

City of Geneva Executive Order 2020-01 

Allows liquor license holders who currently serve food and alcoholic beverages to provide such sales for carryout and/or pick-up.
Last Updated: May 29, 2020

Illinois Liquor Control Commission Compliance FAQ 

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission has extended license renewal dates and has resources on their website to answer questions and guide liquor license holders with compliance.
Last Updated: May 29, 2020


City of Geneva Executive Order 2020-04 

Daily fee parking in the Third Street Commuter Parking Deck and downtown commuter parking lots are free until the Governor’s Stay at Home Orders have expired. Further details about payments, extensions, and refunds for Parking Permits issued by the Police Department are included in Executive Order 2020-04.
Last Updated: May 29, 2020