Moscow has fielded several requests to allow live entertainment on the expanded sidewalk cafes downtown, but the Moscow City Council Administrative Committee expressed concern Monday that musical performances would draw crowds and prevent social distancing.
The Moscow City Council approved a resolution June 1 that allows the temporary expanded use of public rights of way, or sidewalk cafes, on Main Street so businesses can entertain more patrons while maintaining social distancing. The resolution is in effect until Sept. 30, but it can be terminated, extended or modified by the council.
About 15 businesses have taken advantage of the extra space to operate their businesses since the council passed the resolution.
City Supervisor Gary Riedner told the committee Monday that the resolution does not specify whether live entertainment, including musical performances, is allowed on the expanded sidewalk cafes.
Councilor Maureen Laflin said droplets, which is…