- Thursdays and Fridays, 5 until 10 p.m.
- Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.
- Patrons will be able to shop and stroll while enjoying their to-go beverages within the boundaries of the district).
- All beverages must be purchased from a licensed establishment within the district (no BYOB).
- All beverages must remain in the disposable Entertainment District approved cup at all times.
- Drinking alcoholic beverages from a can, bottle or any other container except the designated disposable plastic cups for off premises consumption is prohibited and is subject to a fine of at least $100.
- Littering a designated disposable plastic cup within the Downtown Entertainment Zone is subject to a fine of at least $100.
- No designated disposable plastic cups are allowed to be in motor vehicles. A fine of at least $100 is possible for each cup in said vehicle.
- No alleys are to be included within the Downtown Entertainment Zone.
- Each retail location has the right to refuse outside beverages.
The launch coincides with downtown Cartersville’s “Galentine’s Girls Night Out” set for 6-8 this evening. The entertainment district was approved by City Council members at the Jan. 7 meeting. You can watch it here.
No go in Rome: Last June, Rome City commissioners again rejected a downtown consumption proposal much like Cartersville’s entertainment district. Pushed as temporary measure that would help boost downtown traffic and sales following the pandemic shutdown, the proposal was rejected by a 5-3 vote. Minutes.