Welcome to another edition of "You Ask ... Patch Answers."
Question: What's going on with that patio on the side of John Ryan's Pubs?
Answer: Outdoor dining is definitely a growing trend in Tewksbury and John Ryan's Pub is about to join the party, so to speak.
The Board of Selectmen recently signed off on John Ryan's Pubs' liquor license extending to the patio, which owner Bob Ryan says is 792 sq. feet will have 8-10 tables.
"It's not the prettiest thing," he said with a smile, "but we think people will like it."
The patio isn't open for usage quite yet, as Ryan is waiting for formal approval from the state's Acoholic Beverages Commission. He is hoping it could be open as early as this weekend but certainly by the end of June.
Some other new editions to John Ryan's are some vintage Tewksbury photos being rented from the Tewksbury Historical Society.