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COVID-19 Response: OpenBH and Reopening

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The City of Beverly Hills continues to receive updates from both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH). The City is being proactive and is in regular communication with our local and national partners to coordinate potential response.

 The City of Beverly Hills Filming and Special Events Office will continue reviewing future filming, photography and special event permit applications on a case by case basis.

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 Outdoor dining, outdoor business operations, outdoor seated large attendance venues, and vehicle-based parades are exempted per the order, and allowed to apply for permits.

#OpenBH is the City's process for allowing businesses to temporarily expand their services to adjacent areas such as parking lots and the public right of way (sidewalks) through a Special Event Permit. Businesses that are currently able to use #OpenBH to expand services outside include restaurants, gyms, salons, faith based organizations, and retail shops.  Please see below for all details.
Email: or Call: 310-285-2408 with any questions.


 The following restaurants have successfully utilized the City's #OpenBH program:



Beverliz Café

Bombay Palace

Boss Sushi

Burger Lounge 

By the Way Burger

Caffe Roma

Cafe Sheera

Cantina Frida



Crème de la Crepe

Crescent Hotel

Croft Alley


Da Carla Ristorante & Caffe

Dr. Sandwich

e. baldi 

Edo Little Bites

Estiatorio Louka Restaurant

Ferrarini Cafe

Flour Shop 

Fogo de Chao

Frida Mexican Cuisine

Go Greek Yogurt

Gyu-Kaku Japanese Restaurant

Heritage Fine Wines

Il Cielo

Il Fornaio

Il Pastaio

Joss Bites


Krispy Rice 

La Gondola

La Scala


Lawry's The Prime Rib

Lazy Daisy

Le Mervetty



Mickey Fine Pharmacy & Grill


Mondo Coffee

Mr Chow

Mulberry Pizzeria

Nate 'n Al's


Pascal on Beverly

Piccolo Paradiso

Polo Lounge

Porta Via


Sasabune Beverly Hills



Spice Affair


Sushi Kiyono

Sushi Sushi

Tagine Beverly Hills

Tarte Tatin Bakery, Inc.

Thai Boom

THEBlvd Prive

The Cheesecake Factory

The Farm of Beverly Hills

The Maybourne Beverly Hills

The Nosh

The Palm

The Polo Lounge at Beverly Hills Hotel

Upper Crust Pizza

Urth Caffe

Via Alloro 



Walter's Cafe





 The following salons have successfully utilized the City's #OpenBH program:

Bailey Bailey Salon

BH Modern Nails

Blown on Canon

Brighton Salon


La Jolie Salon

Maryam of Beverly Hills

Nail Paradise

Nature's Nails

Nelson J Beverly Hills

Notox Nails

Olympic Nails

Polish Nail Salon

Q Salon

Ramirez Tran Salon

Robertson Nails



To complete an #OpenBH special event permit for outdoor dining or retail services, applicants need to complete the following for administrative review by City staff:

- OpenBH Permit Application
- Certificate of Insurance (COI), naming the City as additionally insured for $2M General Liability
- Layout that follows social distancing protocols with specific measurements labeled
- Copy of appropriate Appendix checklist (see below) from LA County Department of Public Health
- Written permission from neighboring business or landlord if expanding in front of other businesses
- Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Permit (if applicable)

Watch a recording of the July 2nd Webinar (one hour in length) about the OpenBH program to view sample ideas and information about the process. Webinar Recording Link 


Will restaurants be able to serve alcohol?

Yes, restaurants with existing alcohol permits will be allowed to serve alcohol in an expanded area by obtaining a temporary expansion permit from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and compliance with a list of standard conditions from the City's Special Events and Filming Office. 


Yes, businesses who wish to utilize the street may do so by converting metered parking spaces to dining or similar areas, known as "parklets". Parklets do require additional review by departments, and in many cases a temporary structure permit from Building and Safety, but are a great substitution for an underutilized meter or valet area. Current guidelines, samples and other details are available here.

Can I PLace a Heaters or Tents in my OUtdoor space?

OpenBH businesses that would like to add a tent, umbrellas, heaters, or any other temporary equipment, require additional permitting. Should businesses like to plan for a winter-weather change, we’ve linked Winterization Guidelines, a one-sheet with the best way to apply for a tent/heater permit, and look forward to getting a revised application where you’ve checked off tent/canopy and layout from you to the OpenBH permit team. 


Filming and Still Photography

We are currently accepting applications for Film and Still Photography Permits on a case-by-case basis in residential areas, so long as the location serves as a “closed set” (e.g. closed to the general public), all activity is contained on private property (e.g. no filming or photography on or from the sidewalk or other public right-of-way), all production vehicles (including personal cast/crew cars) are parked on private property at location or offsite (i.e. no street parking or use of another property within walking distance), cast/crew are staged either on private property at location or offsite but not within walking distance, all filming/photography activity stays within normal hours (8AM-9PM, Monday-Saturday; 9AM-8PM, Sunday), and prep/strike days are restricted to 8AM-6PM (9AM-6PM on Sunday).


For filming and still photography in commercial areas, the City is now accepting applications for large-scale productions. Although there is no restriction on cast/crew size, each and every space (e.g. filming locations, staging areas, makeup/wardrobe stations, etc.) must remain a “closed set” (e.g. closed to the general public) at all times while cast or crew members occupy them. Requests for street parking will be considered on a case-by-case basis, bearing in mind that any area where production vehicles are parked must also remain a “closed set” environment.


Please note that City Parks and commercial properties situated in transitional zones (i.e. commercial properties that abut residential areas) will be treated as residential areas. Restrictions for residential areas will apply to these properties.



Per LA County Public Health: COVID-19 case rates, hospitalizations, and deaths have decreased and appear to be stable, but community spread still remains moderate. COVID-19 continues to pose a high risk to communities and requires all people and businesses to continue to take precautions and modify operations and activities to reduce the risk of spread. 

Everyone, including Facility Operators and Event Organizers and participants, should proceed with caution and adhere to the requirements in the respective protocols/appendices to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 within their business operations.




Special events:  

City of beverly hills emergency ordinance 


Please see the City's response in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) HERE.


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