“Businesses in Five Points are getting ready to apply for a common consumption zone.
Applications for common consumption areas are being accepted starting June 1. This was made possible after the Department of Excise and Licensing requested a change in the common consumption ordinance. The change made it possible to accept applications 45 days after rules were finalized, which happened back in April.
In Five Points, a street lined with a variety of restaurants and bars is getting ready to apply for this designation.
Spangalang Brewery, Mimosa’s, Welton St. Cafe and others said they plan to apply. This would allow their customers to walk from spot to spot with a drink in hand.
The plan was originally approved in 2019, but was put on hold when the COVID-19 pandemic started.
The ordinance was revived in April 2021 with the hope of helping restaurants and bars that likely had their toughest year ever. For Taylor Rees, co-owner of Spangalang Brewery, that was definitely the case.”
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Acosta, Veronica. Channel 7 News 1 June 2021.