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Jennette Barnes / WCAI

Local restaurants are greeting Gov. Baker’s loosening of coronavirus restrictions with careful optimism.

Starting Monday, the rules allow patrons to sit directly at a restaurant’s bar — instead of just at high-top tables near the bar — provided they order food.

Falmouth Village Association

As restaurants plan ways to safely reopen for table service, some Cape and Islands communities are considering expanded outdoor seating.

Among the communities investigating the idea is Falmouth, where people have proposed closing a section of Main Street to vehicles to allow for European-style seating at outdoor tables.

Alecia Orsini

With no date on the horizon for recreational travel to resume, local restaurants and lodging establishments are trying to adapt and plan for the future.

Wendy Northcross of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce said the road could be tougher than for retail.