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NORTH WILDWOOD - For restaurants in Wildwood and North Wildwood, summer may not be lost yet.

This week, North Wildwood City Council and the Wildwood Board of Commissioners separately passed resolutions allowing relaxed zoning for businesses this summer. Restaurants may replace indoor seating potentially lost to social distancing restrictions with outdoor seating in their parking lot or on a sidewalk.

The Herald first reported about the cities’ plans to do so April 14( The relaxed rules would not go into effect until Gov. Phil Murphy’s order banning dine-in service is lifted.

Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will also have to weigh in before licensed establishments can sell booze at their new outdoor seats.

Wildwood Crest commissioners discussed creating a similar resolution with their solicitor at their April 22 meeting. North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello said he heard from Stone Harbor officials interested in information, as well as several Cape May business owners.

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