Gypsum Restaurants May Temporarily Expand Outdoor Serving Areas

Gypsum restaurant owners who have limited outdoor seating areas may now apply to temporarily utilize adjacent areas or town property to expand their outdoor serving area. This will allow such businesses to accommodate more patrons and still comply with the physical distancing requirements of the current Eagle County Public Health Order.

Gypsum restaurants that would like to apply to expand their service area temporarily may do so by filling out a Town of Gypsum Conditional Use Permit Application. Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on such businesses, the Town is waiving the permit fee normally associated with the Conditional Use Permit Application. 

When submitting your Conditional Use Permit Application to the Town of Gypsum, please include a layout of your proposed expansion area. The layout of the expansion area should indicate the area boundaries, what part(s) are currently public right-of-way, sidewalk, or street, and layout of tables/chairs/other furniture where patrons will be served. 

Restaurants that would like to extend their current liquor service to any new outdoor area must first contact the Gypsum Town Clerk. On-premise businesses will need to complete the DR 8442 State form and supply any supporting documents that are normally required for a liquor license modification with the State. There is a fee associated with this State form—more details on the State of Colorado application here.

Questions about the Conditional Use Permit? Please contact Planner 1/Code Enforcement, Roberta Swenson, 970-524-1750,

Questions about the extending liquor service? Please contact Town Clerk, Danette Schlegel, 970-524-1738,