An illustration of an outdoor dining area along with tables and chairs being prepared for use at Galaxy Brewing Company. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS

The number of downtown Binghamton establishments offering outdoor options for those who want to enjoy a meal or a beverage is growing.

Galaxy Brewing Company is planning to set up tables on the Washington Street pedestrian mall.

Partner Seth Weisel said preparations are being made for outdoor dining and the opportunity may become available in the next few days.

Galaxy set up tables and chairs last October to get a sense of how things might look.

At The Colonial, a Court Street restaurant which opened in February, outdoor seating debuted on Monday.

Alex Jaffe, an owner of The Colonial, said the initial reaction of customers to the availability of outdoor tables had been favorable.

A few other downtown restaurants have experimented with outdoor seating on a limited basis in the past. More are expected to follow suit in the weeks ahead.

Outdoor seating now is being featured at The Colonial on Court Street. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS
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