Mason’s newly established Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, or DORA, starts Dec. 7.
Photo: File photo
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Christmas event in Mason marks start of city’s new outdoor drinking zone

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A DORA is an area approved by City Council that allows those ages 21 and older to buy alcoholic beverages in a designated cup from permitted businesses and carry the beverages onto public property.

“Mason’s Downtown is a growing vibrant community,” the city said in a statement. “Establishing a DORA is another tool to help promote Mason’s growing vibrant downtown as a destination for dining, retail and entertainment.”

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The proposed boundaries of the DORA are from Dawson Street (near Wildflower Café ) to 4th Avenue throughout Downtown Mason. Signs will notify patrons of the DORA boundaries.

These businesses already have the necessary qualifying liquor permit to serve DORA beverages, according to the city: 

• Wildflower Café 

• Common Beer Company 

• Pleasure Inn 

• Banana Leaf Modern Thai 

• VFW Post 9622 

• Two Cities Pizza 

• Quatman’s Café 

• Aponte’s Pizzeria 

• Troys Café 

• American Legion Post 194

To learn more about the city’s DORA, click here.