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In an effort to help restaurants stay open during the COVID-19 shutdowns, cities across the Central Coast are allowing restaurants to set up tables outdoors on sidewalks, parking lots and in parklets. Some places—like San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara—are shutting down streets for eateries to expand and use for seating.

But business owners in Pismo Beach say they can’t get the city to budge on similar expansion requests.