East Bank of Flats Applies for First Open Container Zone

Fox 8 Cleveland recently reported that project developers and the Downtown Cleveland Alliance have submitted a petition to Cleveland City Council asking for Cleveland's first open container zone to be open weeknights and weekends.

"The number one question is, 'Oh, can we take our beer to go?' said Beerhead Bar manager Nick Foster. "I think it's a matter of not only is it convenient, but it encourages you to wander around more instead of being anchored down to one place or another, because we're all in this together."

Representatives of 11 of 13 businesses in the development, including Beerhead, signed a petition supporting the outdoor refreshment area.

"Via this legislation, at any point if something doesn't work out, city council can dissolve it immediately," said Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack.

It is important to note that anyone causing a disturbance or who are cited with public intoxication can still face arrest.

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