Outdoor Seating Coming to The Independent in Union Square

The outdoor seating area could be in place by the end of June.

, a restaurant in Union Square, is likely getting some outdoor tables.

The Somerville Board of Aldermen approved a permit for the outdoor dining area on May 9.

Ken Kelly, owner of the Independent, said the permit still needs final approval from the state's Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, and he's hoping to have outdoor tables ready by the end of June.

The area would include 20 tables and 48 seats. On special occasions, such as Union Square's , it would be able to accomodate 68 seats, Kelly said.

He said the area would be built on a wooden deck and would look similar to the outdoor seating that exists at nearby .

Matt C May 16, 2012 at 02:01 PM
great news! can't wait to be able to eat out in the Sq.
MaryB May 16, 2012 at 07:28 PM
What they don"t mention is that it will be in the parking lot in front of the restaurant taking away parking spaces and a loading zone.
JR May 16, 2012 at 08:19 PM
@MaryB - you'd rather have parking spots than an patio??
mark May 16, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Great news! We don't have enough outdoor eating areas in Somerville. Can't wait to sit there with a cool beer on a hot day.


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