Please think of the other businesses in the area that are unfortunate to not have patio space already for outside dining. The Village Tavern has one of the largest patio spaces available and their request for more to accommodate more guests on June 8th is extremely selfish. Please allow other area restaurants, such as Essex Pizza (who has zero outside dining currently available) to utilize this proposed space. The Village Tavern is not above ANY other Salem business and they need to act accordingly. Thank you!