Brendan O'Connor wanted to find a creative solution to a unique problem. He saw that bars and restaurants in Orlando were having a hard time expanding outdoor seating during the pandemic. He came up with a solution in the Socially Distant Table, but it nearly got him in trouble with the law.\n"I'd seen a lot of our local bars and restaurants struggle with outdoor seating during the pandemic," O'Connor said in an exclusive interview with Narcity.\n"I wanted to come up with a fun and easy way to help them out."\nEditor's Choice: Ontario’s New Haunted Escape Trail Opens Next Month & It's Like Being In A Horror Movie\nSo, he reached out to a local woodworker and architecture firm to bring to life the Socially Distant Table, a movable hightop bar that can be pushed to any venue.\nThe first table was set up at The Hammered Lamb in the Ivanhoe Village neighborhood. However, an hour after posting a video showcasing the table, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contacted the city of Orlando.\n"They phoned the city to tell them that if it wasn't moved soon, they would be sending a police officer to arrest anyone who sat at it, which is a bit overkill," O'Connor said.\nView this post on Instagram UPDATE - FDOT hates our table and we have to move it. Stay tuned! We are pilot testing some pop-up #streetfurniture in #ivanhoevillage this month and the first piece is out at @thehammeredlamb ! These were sponsored by our amazing friends at @interstruct.design.build who love all things hyper-local even more than we do. They were hand-built by the wizards at @vudoowood at @factur and the signs were donated by the amazing team at @whitesigncompany_llc - if you need any type of sign, give them a call! If you're feeling up to supporting a local bar/restaurant but are too nervous to go inside, consider saddling up at one of these over the coming weeks. A post shared by Bungalower.com (@orlandobungalower) on Sep 15, 2020 at 1:14pm PDT\nThe table was moved to a new spot around the corner from Ivanhoe Brewing, where it wouldn't be in violation of traffic laws.\nO'Connor said that the Socially Distant Table has become a huge hit in the neighborhood, where it's getting used all the time.\norlandobungalower | Instagram\nNarcity spoke with Jessica Ottahiano from FDOT and was told that while they were not aware of the phone call, proper permits would have been needed to be in place for the table to be legal.\nView this post on Instagram The @orlandobungalower @themilkdistrict milk crate table is out front for non-alcoholic purchases. Here till 8pm for package sales ❤️ A post shared by The Nook on Robinson (@thenookonrobinson) on Sep 13, 2020 at 10:38am PDT\nCurrently, two tables sit in Ivanhoe Village, with plans to bring a third to the Mills 50 district in downtown Orlando.\nO'Connor said several other bars have already contacted him about the table.