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Booze as an Economic Engine

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Booze as an Economic Engine Restaurants, bars and booze can be a great way to bring people - and their cash - downtown. Would foregoing open container laws help boost the local economy even more? Two Ohio lawmakers think that's the case. They're trying to pass a bill that would allow Ohio cities to create entertainment zones where people could have open containers. But residents worry there is such a thing as too much fun.




Sen. Eric Kearney (D), State Senator and Co-sponsor of SB 116
Joe Cimperman, Cleveland City Council Ward 3 Representative
Joseph Giuliano, President of the Cleveland Downtown Residents Association
Ty Agee, Owner of Miss Polly’s Soul City Cafe in Memphis and President of the Beale Street Merchants Association
Sam McNulty, Owner of Bier Markt/Bar Centro/Speakeasy, Market Garden Brewery and Nano Brew in Ohio City

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Could booze be a tonic for Ohio cities?
SB 116 - Entertainment Districts Bill

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