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Public Hearing – Downtown Social District – August 3, 2020
The Michigan Legislature enacted PA 124 of 2020, effective as of the first of this month, to establish “social districts” in Michigan. A social district is an area of a municipality where establishments with appropriate, on-premise liquor licenses can sell alcoholic beverages to go, to be consumed in a designated “common area,” i.e. a clearly designated and clearly marked public space that is shared by and contiguous to the premises of at least two businesses with liquor licenses. Patrons may consume alcoholic beverages in that area so long as they are in special cups, of no more than 16 ounces, marked with the name of the social district as well as the establishment that sold the drink. Drinks must be kept in the designated common area and cannot be brought into another licensed establishment. Businesses will need a social district permit from the Liquor Control Commission if they want to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption therein.
The City is considering the hours of Noon-10 pm daily for its proposed social district. The Adrian City Commission will conduct a public hearing on August 3, 2020 during the regular City Commission meeting at 7:00pm to hear comments on its proposed social district. You are invited to attend and provide feedback. The City Commission meeting will be conducted virtually, via Zoom. A link to the meeting will be posted on the day of the meeting on the City website. If you have questions or comments that you would like to convey before the meeting, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Gregory M. Elliott, AICP
Interim City Administrator/
Director – Community Development
City of Adrian
135 E. Maumee St.
Adrian, MI 49221