HARWICH – Selectmen in Harwich are looking to revise entertainment licenses in town due to the success of many bars and restaurants providing outdoor music.
The language of entertainment licenses in town stipulates noise to the premise only making outdoor music non-compliant.
Harwich Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jeremy Gingras says selectmen are working to rewrite the language to keep the performances, musical strolls and Port Summer Nights which have helped to revitalize downtown.
“They are trying to make it so this can happen and that the success of it can continue to grow and continue on while still maintaining the balance of it,” Gingras said. “It is a downtown area that has a lot of residents.”
Selectmen will work with the police chief to add to the licenses and possible change liquor regulations.
“Music has become a big part of our Main Street vibe and our success and it is something that really brings a lot of people out,” Gingras said. “We have all kinds of different music so it’s something that fits everybody.”