Tbilisi City Hall has given a deadline of August 24 to the owners of cafes and restaurants located on Aghmashenebeli Avenue. Before that date, they must obtain permits for the use of outdoor spaces, – Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze said at the municipal government sitting.
Kaladze explained that during the pandemic, City Hall did not restrict the owners from arranging tables, chairs, and sofas outside their facilities, and gave them full support in doing so. However, pedestrians should be able to move freely, and the territory should be accessible for the police, fire-fighters and first medical aid crews.
Tbilisi Mayor called on the Municipal Inspection to act in line with the law after the deadline expiration.
“All this should be regulated; we should act and organize the area, because many people have expressed concern. So much money was spent on such a good project, cultural heritage monuments are located here, and the current situation cannot withstand criticism,” Kaladze stated.