BEVERLY HILLS—On Tuesday, June 23, the city of Beverly Hills announced that they were launching a new program to help retailers and restaurants. This program, known as OpenBH, allows for businesses to temporarily expand their services to nearby public areas, such as parking lots and/or sidewalks. It is important to note, however, that businesses must first obtain a special event permit from the city before attempting to expand.

To apply for a permit to take advantage of OpenBH, applicants must submit the following for review by City staff: a special event permit application, a certificate of insurance (COI) which names the city as additionally insured, and a layout that will follow social distancing protocols.

The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce logo. Taken directly from the webinar page.

To help interested parties in the application process, the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce has offered to host a complimentary webinar on Thursday, July 2, from 10-11 a.m. This webinar will walk viewers through the process of obtaining an event permit by providing a walkthrough of the application process, showing what documents will be needed, and more. Additional information regarding the webinar, including a link to register, can be found here.

To see more details regarding the OpenBH program and/or to apply for a permit, click here.