Downtown Miamisburg expansion of where alcoholic drinks can be consumed outdoors starts today

The city’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) goes into effect this afternoon. FILE
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The city’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) goes into effect this afternoon. FILE

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The city’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area goes into effect this afternoon.

Starting at 4 p.m., patrons at any of the participating establishments in the 40-acre downtown district can purchase and carry an open alcoholic beverage outside in a designated plastic cup during restricted hours.

The hours are: Thursdays, 4-9 p.m., Fridays, 4-11 p.m., Saturdays, noon-11 p.m., and Sundays, 4-9 p.m., according to the city.

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The following businesses showing off the DORA sticker can sell a special cup during the designated hours, city officials said:

•Bennett’s Publical

•Good Time Charlie’s

•Bullwinkle’s

•Legion

•Eagles

•Ron’s Pizza & Ribs

•Plaza Theater

•A Taste of Wine

•Watermark

•Curious Styles

•Star City Brewing

•Lucky Star Brewing

•TJ Chumps

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The special cups cannot be taken into another liquor serving business, but the following is a list where DORA is permitted by the city:

•Baum Opera House

•Bear Creek Donuts

•Classic Stitch

•Dreamy Café

•Estates 2 Go

•Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop

•Hedy Riegle Studio

•Liberty Tax

•M & Company

•Miamisburg Art Gallery

•Planogol

•Rustic Rental

•Silver Neon

•St. Michael’s Rosaries & Religious Articles

•Urban Loft Salon

•Whitman’s Bike Shop

•Willow Rust.

The Miamisburg City Council approved the DORA in May as a way of attracting more people to downtown Miamisburg businesses. A group’s effort to have the issue decided by voters in this fall’s election was unsuccessful.

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