Saba Tedla, owner of Booker’s restaurant

Saba Tedla, owner of Booker’s restaurant in West Philadelphia, said she’d like to keep their outdoor seating permanently. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Philadelphia’s pandemic-inspired experiment with expanded outdoor dining is poised to end with streeteries made permanently legal in certain parts of the city.

City Council’s Committee on Streets and Services on Tuesday unanimously approved an amended bill that would allow restaurants to serve diners in outdoor structures built over parking spaces in Center City, Old City, University City, East Passyunk, and other specified areas.

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