Open Container Entertainment Districts
- April 26, 2013 1:48 pm at 1:48 pm #96941
Dem leader propses exemption to open container lawQuote:The Senate minority leader wants to give Ohio cities the ability to bypass state open container law in designated entertainment districts.
Sen. Eric Kearney, D-Cincinnati, introduced a bill this week that allows cities with a population of more than 50,000 to create an entertainment district of no more than a half-mile square where people could carry open alcoholic beverages on streets or sidewalks….
Under the bill, Columbus would be allowed to establish three entertainment districts. Cities with populations of 150,000 to 300,000 could have two, and those under 150,000 could do one.
I love the idea. I’d pick SN/Goodale, Park Street/Arena, and River South or Gay Street. One of my favorite things to do in European cities is to grab a bottle of wine and some snacks and head to the park.April 26, 2013 1:59 pm at 1:59 pm #541006
I like the idea a lot though places like parks already have rules against open containers.
I wonder if restaurants be for or against this? People might be buying a beer and taking it to go to wander around, or they may just be bringing their own to the area. What are the rules concerning byob to an outdoor patio of a business?April 26, 2013 1:59 pm at 1:59 pm #541007
365 days of Comfest! Would like to see this idea spread out to a larger mix of Columbus residents. ( Maybe Linden)April 26, 2013 2:05 pm at 2:05 pm #541008
Bring back open container on Lane Ave!April 26, 2013 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #541009April 26, 2013 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm #541010April 26, 2013 3:15 pm at 3:15 pm #541011
AnonymousInactiveApril 26, 2013 3:33 pm at 3:33 pm #541012April 26, 2013 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #541013
I still remember the cop that told me to pour out my double-deuce right after that nasty Holbrook took away my beloved drinking on Lane.April 26, 2013 6:00 pm at 6:00 pm #541014
Clintonville should become an open container entertainment district.April 27, 2013 2:13 am at 2:13 am #541015
I wonder if this means that the Cycle Tavern would allow for onboard drinking as long as you stay within the entertainment district?April 27, 2013 3:22 am at 3:22 am #541016
I guess I don’t get this. What would making drinking on the street okay in one of these districts but not okay outside of them? Would make more sense just to allow open container everywhere outside of maybe residential or school zones.April 27, 2013 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #541017
I guess I don’t get this. What would making drinking on the street okay in one of these districts but not okay outside of them? Would make more sense just to allow open container everywhere outside of maybe residential or school zones.
I guest I kind of see it as a baby step to get closer to open container laws everywhere.April 27, 2013 5:13 pm at 5:13 pm #541018
I guest I kind of see it as a baby step to get closer to open container laws everywhere.
True, just stating it seems so arbitrary. You can drink on one side of the street, but not the other because it may be outside of the district.July 26, 2013 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #541019
Cycle Tavern Supports the Creation of Entertainment Districts
Published on July 26, 2013 11:40 am
The the two years they’ve been in business, Cycle Tavern has turned plenty of heads with its unique bicycle-built-for-sixteen vehicle. Touring guests are treated to an open-air adventure where they pedal from bar to bar throughout Downtown and The Short North and enjoy drinks while letting someone else do the actual driving.
So what could be better than a bar-hopping bike tour? According to Cycle Tavern owner Dusty Wymer, the allowance of onboard drinking would answer the number one question he gets asked about how his business works. Currently, Ohio open container laws prohibit passengers from imbibing en route, but legislation proposed earlier this year could potentially change that.
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