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Nov 10, 2020

Denver program preserves $287 million in restaurant sales this summer

Almost six months after Denver announced the temporary outdoor dining program to help restaurants and bars safely expand serving capacity, remain open, and keep their staff employed during the pandemic, there is new data showing the economic impact. According to data from the Department of Finance, the program has likely contributed to the preservation of around $287 million in estimated revenue for Denver restaurants, resulting in a projected $24 million in retained tax revenue for the City and County of Denver, which would otherwise been lost had local restaurants not been able to quickly and safely reopen for business.

Oct 26, 2020

Denver Reminds Security Guard Companies and Individuals of Licensing Requirements

In an educational effort to ensure all individuals and companies providing security guard services are operating in compliance with the law, the Denver Police Department and Denver Excise and Licenses are reminding security guards and their employers about the licensing requirements in the City and County of Denver.

Sep 29, 2020

Denver Extends Temporary Outdoor Dining Program through October 2021

The City and County of Denver announced today it is extending the temporary allowance for restaurants and bars to expand outdoors through October 2021. The program was previously slated to end October 31, 2020.

Jul 20, 2020

Denver Moving More Occupational and Business License Applications Online to Increase Convenience and Safety During Pandemic

The Denver Department of Excise and Licenses added body artists and temporary body artists today to a list of required licenses that can be applied for or renewed online.

Jul 16, 2020

Denver Extends Outdoor Patio Expansion Program through October 31

The City and County of Denver announced today it is extending its program allowing restaurants and eligible bars the ability to create outdoor consumption areas amid COVID-19.

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