Outdoor dining will remain in Nevin Square as the Edgartown select board voted Monday to allow Détente to continue its expanded outdoor seating permanently.

Détente owners Kevin and Suzanna Crowell asked to make what was previously a pandemic accommodation permanent due to its popularity with customers and other Nevin Square business owners, Ms. Crowell said. The select board received three letters of support from business owners in the area and the Nevin Square board of trustees voted unanimously in favor of the move.

“Everyone encouraged us to try to get it permanently. We think it’s great ambiance for the restaurant and it adds a lot for us and our customers,” Ms. Crowell said.

While Covid cases are abating, the pandemic has not fully subsided, so expanded outdoor seating would allow the restaurant to serve people who are more comfortable eating outside, Ms. Crowell said.

“For a certain amount of our clientele it’s still going to be more comfortable to dine outside,” she said.

The space Détente plans to use is not on town property and the restaurant’s overall seat count will not change, town administrator James Hagerty said. The restaurant needed the select board’s approval to alter its liquor license.

“I saw what they did last summer by using the center part of Nevin Square and it seems logical to do,” selectwoman Margaret Serpa said.

In other business Monday, the select board authorized the removal of a tree in front of the Edgartown courthouse in order to make room for a new transformer as part of the ongoing project by the Vineyard Transit Authority to install an electric bus charging station at the Church street station.

“I’ve always looked at that tree and thought it was a mistake to plant that tree,” selectman Michael Donaroma said. “I’m kind of happy to see it go to tell you the truth.”

The select board also formally awarded the bid for Fourth of July fireworks to Central Maine Pyrotechnics, the sole bidder, for $65,000.

Town Bar and Grill will have its liquor license reviewed at a hearing on April 19. The review is due to multiple police calls to the Upper Main street watering hole, Mr. Hagerty said.

“We have had some police incidents over there that I think rate a follow-on for further discussion with the licensing authority as well as the manager listed on the license,” Mr. Hagerty said.