As if avoiding some of the restaurants downtown wasn’t hard enough already.

We’ll be posting shortly about a broader bunch of initatives the city has put forth in the tough economic times, but the cherry on top is the elminiation of sidwalk dining fees. Personaly, I can only think of a few restaurants that currently have sidewalk tables (Basil and the Francis Marion Starbucks come to mind) but Mayor Joe Riley considered it important enough to include in his rundown with reporters of measures the city is taking to help business owners.