Michelle Greenfield, owner of Allium Eatery on Railroad Place, discusses her application for a “Pop-Up Café” permit at Wednesday’s Board of Selectwomen meeting.

By John Schwing

WESTPORT — Then there were four.

A fourth “Pop-Up Café” will set up shop for the season on Railroad Place, courtesy of approval granted Wednesday by the Board of Selectwomen, under recently revised guidelines for outdoor dining.

Allium Eatery, at 54 Railroad Place, was given the selectwomen’s unanimous blessing for a pop-up permit, the latest restaurant to join an outdoor dining depot that includes previously approved neighbors, Tarantino, Romanacci and Harvest.

Allium owner Michelle Greenfield told the selectwomen, who met Wednesday morning in the Town Hall auditorium, that she plans to use two Railroad Place parking spaces for the restaurant’s outdoor dining area — the same as last year.

The restaurant’s site had a deck with barriers and overhead coverage, she said.

The arrangements were “great for us and great for everybody around,” Greenfield told the board.

The permits allow restaurants to offer al fresco dining from April 1 through Nov. 1. The rules also set hours of operation from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Amplified outdoor music is prohibited, and no music is allowed after 9 p.m. any night.

With no comments from any officials or members of the public in attendance at the meeting, Greenfield’s application was approved by the selectwomen without discussion.

John Schwing, the Westport Journal consulting editor, has held senior editorial and writing posts at southwestern Connecticut media outlets for four decades. Learn more about us here.