Lindeman said he likes the design of the fencing, calling it "non-intrusive." He said he didn't think the fence detracts from the overall look of the restaurant.
Charleston Brewing owner Ann Saville said she was looking forward to having the ability to serve patrons outdoors, and hoped they will enjoy having that opportunity. The brewpub does not currently offer outdoor dining.
"I'm looking forward to it," she said. "It'll be marvelous."
The brewpub will actually have two outdoor dining areas - one on Summers Street and one on Quarrier Street, Saville said.
"Those streets have totally different characteristics," she said.
Saville said she was impressed with the fencing the city has put up so far. She said even it's uniform, the business is what defines the space.
"It's still your food," she said. "It's still your drink."
The fencing is designed so that it can be taken down during the winter months and put back up in the spring. The fences will be removed by Dec. 1, and will be put back up by May 1.
Vriendt said having outdoor dining complements the city's Imagine Charleston redevelopment plan, which will be presented to city council for a final vote Monday.
"(The plan) talks about how to create streetscapes enjoyable for pedestrians," he said. "Outdoor dining also adds to that ambiance. It adds character."
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