The boycott threat issued by over 130 bars, cafés and restaurants in Helsinki has been lifted, after the proprietors and the Helsinki Public Works Department resolved their dispute over the appearance of outdoor terraces. The proprietors had threatened not to apply for terrace permits for the years 2014—2021 in protest of what they viewed were excessively strict new terrace instructions.
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Row over terrace instructions settled in Helsinki
Altogether, roughly 500 outdoor terraces serve food and beverages in Helsinki during the summer months. If carried out, the boycott would have therefore changed the street scene in the Finnish capital dramatically.