Councilwoman Karin Rykart (Green) yesterday promised something, whereupon the nightlife people in Zurich should be pleased with: "in 2020, we will start the two-year pilot trial with extended opening Hours." Specifically, Restaurants and Bars with Outdoor places are to be allowed in the months of June, July and August on Friday - and on Saturday night, two hours longer guests use. Currently you have to close at midnight. The city will evaluate the pilot after two years of working together with all stakeholders.
The municipal Council has transferred yesterday to an urgent postulate with 77 votes to 27 with 2 abstentions. The no votes came from the AL, as well as a large part of the factions of the Greens and the SVP. The idea came from the first signatories of Nicole Giger (SP) and Andri silver Schmidt (FDP).
Giger implored the Mediterranean way of life in the summer of Zurich, in the Winter dreams. The noise does not increases tied to longer opening Hours. "Guests sit at a table, tend to be quieter than people, with a beer in Hand by the end." Silver Schmidt said that longer opening Hours would correspond to a social need. In addition, a sector which had to contend with very difficult circumstances, to benefit the hospitality industry. Should also benefit not only businesses in the city centre, but also in the outer districts.
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no to the proposal, the Alternatives said. Christine Schiller predicted a long legal dispute that could end up in front of the Federal court. For anyone who wants longer opening Hours, need a licence, against which there are Objections. "The AL also says a clear no to the commercialisation of the public space": David Garcia Nuñez was annoyed at the romanticizing of the Mediterranean.
Already before the Council debate, the quarter club Zurich 1 to the right of the Limmat, had turned in a letter to the city Council. In it, he expressed "great concern that the demand for Mediterranean nights" in Zurich. The burden of the downtown is on the weekends in the summer, already today the biggest. The currently prevailing gap in the enforcement of the peace of the night in the old town would be more difficult with longer opening Hours. (Tages-Anzeiger)
Created: 18.04.2019, 07:55 PM