Alpena DDA Considering Establishing Social District
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:02:32 EDT

The Alpena DDA is considering establishing a Social District in Downtown Alpena, which would allow visitors to walk through downtown with an open container of alcohol (beer, wine, or a cocktail) and consume it in public spaces, such as Culligan Plaza.

Alcoholic beverages would have to be purchased from participating downtown bars or restaurants, who would apply for a special permit through the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

The Social District would have a pre-set boundary and hours of operation, as established by the City & DDA. Alcohol purchased in one establishment could not go into another business that has a liquor license.

Officials say that Alpena City Council would ultimately need to approve and establish the Social District. You can learn more about Social Districts by visiting the link with this story on our newspage at



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