More Outer Banks restaurants allowed to keep temporary outdoor dining after capacity limits lifted

Kill Devil Grill was among the restaurants erected tents and placing seating in their parking lot to accommodate more diners during the COVID-19 pandemic. [courtesy Kill Devil Grill/Facebook]

While coronavirus-related capacity limits at restaurants in North Carolina have been lifted by Governor Roy Cooper, establishments along the Outer Banks will be allowed to keep some of their temporary outdoor dining and other accommodations in place through at least the summer.

Kill Devil Hills updated an emergency order on Friday that includes a provision that a review of allowed uses outside will take place no earlier than September 21. However, the town’s ban on food trucks being utilized has been put back in place.

Nags Head announced Monday they will let restaurants use their temporary measures and continue issuing required permits, such as for outdoor seating and tents in parking lots or elsewhere on property, until November 28.

Decisions from other towns and Dare County for the unincorporated areas on how long the temporary measures will be allowed to continue are pending.

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