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    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Dem leader propses exemption to open container law

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    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.

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    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.

    #541006

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    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?

    #541007

    Dust
    Member

    365 days of Comfest! Would like to see this idea spread out to a larger mix of Columbus residents. ( Maybe Linden)

    #541008

    SSBucks
    Participant

    Bring back open container on Lane Ave!

    #541009

    ricospaz
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    SSBucks said:
    Bring back open container on Lane Ave!

    +10000000

    #541010
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    SSBucks said:
    Bring back open container on Lane Ave!

    problem solved

    #541011

    Anonymous
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    #541012
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    0Angle said:
    We would need public restrooms.

    A little bum squat never hurt anybody.

    #541013

    ricospaz
    Participant

    vestanpance said:

    problem solved

    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.

    #541014

    ExileOn6thSt
    Participant

    Clintonville should become an open container entertainment district.

    #541015
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I wonder if this means that the Cycle Tavern would allow for onboard drinking as long as you stay within the entertainment district?

    Cycle Tavern Launches Bar-Hopping Tours Powered by 16-Passenger Bike

    #541016

    jbcmh81
    Participant

    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.

    #541017
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    jbcmh81 said:
    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.

    #541018

    jbcmh81
    Participant

    Walker said:
    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.

    #541019

    News
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    Cycle Tavern Supports the Creation of Entertainment Districts
    Published on July 26, 2013 11:40 am
    By: Walker

    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.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/cycle-tavern-rides-to-success-supports-the-creation-of-entertainment-districts

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