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Restaurateurs want more days to dine alfresco

March 15-to-Nov. 15 calendar is possible

A crowd enjoyed outdoor dining on an April day on Newbury Street in this file photo. Current law limits outdoor tables to May to October. A crowd enjoyed outdoor dining on an April day on Newbury Street in this file photo. Current law limits outdoor tables to May to October. (Photo for The Boston Globe by Lisa Poole/ File 2007)
By John C. Drake
Globe Staff / April 29, 2009

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It feels like winter in the Back Bay until restaurants break out their sidewalk tables and chairs, inviting diners to soak in the sun while they sip Chardonnay and nibble on expensive sandwiches. So yesterday, optimistic restaurateurs urged city officials to permit sidewalk dining even earlier in the season. (Full article: 445 words)

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