Hospitality businesses are begging to be able to serve dinner and drinks on the streets come summer, Newshub reveals. Restaurants want to block off a busy Auckland road for al fresco dining, when the city moves to a traffic light system. “Flexibility is the name of the game, so if we close part of Tamaki Drive, have a bit of a street party atmosphere, have businesses that are already licensed be able to expand their licences,” St Heliers Business Association chairman Peter Jones says. A summer of street parties is being suggested all over the super city, but without booze, many may not find it viable.