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Public Drinking Could Be Allowed in Another City Not Named Las Vegas or New Orleans

Covington, Kentucky, located across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, is considering a new entertainment district that would allow drinkers to carry open alcoholic beverages in public during special events.
May 29, 2019, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The City of Covington is poised to adopt a regulation that - during certain festivals and special events - would allow visitors to walk between establishments throughout parts of downtown with an open beer, cup of bourbon or other alcohol," according to an article published by The River City News.

"The ordinance, which goes before the Covington City Commission on Tuesday, May 28 for a second reading and vote, creates a zone called an "Entertainment Destination Center." It's similar to Fourth Street Live in Louisville and a newly created zone in Maysville called The Landing at Limestone."

Those aren't the only cities allowing open alcoholic containers in public. Public drinking has become a more popular economic development tool in cities in Ohio, Mississippi, Nebraska, Alabama, and Tennessee, according to an article picked up by Planetizen in 2016.

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Published on Monday, May 27, 2019 in The River City News
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