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To help local businesses meet Public Health Orders for physical distancing the City of Hermosa Beach has established a program to allow the temporary expansion of restaurants, retail businesses, gyms and fitness facilities, and personal care establishments (should the Board of Cosmetology permit outdoor services) onto adjacent outdoor property or the public right-of-way. This may include the use of on-site parking, public sidewalks, Pier Plaza and some areas of street parking.

Outdoor Options for Dining and Retail Establishments

Interested businesses should review the program guidelines detailed in Hermosa Beach Executive Order 2020-05 and then contact the Community Development Department (communitydevelopment@hermosabeach.gov) to discuss their proposal prior to submitting an application. Exhibit A of the Executive Order contains guidance on the design and operational standards required for dining sites, while Exhibit B contains guidance for outdoor retail displays.

Temporary Outdoor Dining and Retail Permit Application

Additional steps vary based on planned location of operations:

  • Outdoors on Private Property/Parking Lot - Allowed, Permit Required from Community Development Department
  • Outdoors on Sidewalks - Allowed, Permit Required from Public Works Department
  • Outdoors on Street - Allowed, Permit Required from Public Works Department and Traffic Engineer Review Required

Outdoor Options for Gyms and Fitness Establishments

Interested businesses should review the program guidelines detailed in Hermosa Beach Executive  Order 2020-09. Exhibit A of the Executive Order contains guidance on the design and operational standards that must be met at all times to operate outdoors.

Additional steps vary based on planned location of operations:

Outdoor Options for Personal Care Services

The State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology has authorized outdoor operations for establishments licensed through the Board and the City has created an opportunity for these operations to shift outdoors.

Additional steps vary based on planned location of operations:

  • Outdoors on Private Property/Parking Lot - If Allowed by State Board, No Permit Required, Must Meet Standards Identified in Exhibit A
  • Outdoors on Public Right Of Way - If Allowed by State Board, Permit Required from Public Works Department
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