I'm too cheap to drink in bars, am too suburban snobbish to go downtown and in general, just not very smart, so can someone explain to me exactly what DORA is? The way I understand it, there is a designated zone that you can walk around with open containers purchased from bars within that zone?
Bars will still be open and alcohol available, so how much more risk does DORA present?
Type slow, I'm a dummy ☺
Any number of rejoinders come to mind, but charitably speaking, you can't be too much of a dummy because I don't see you on SwampBubbles. And yeah, that's a deliberate shot at the SB users with IQs a full ten points over their belt size.
Here's a link for you: Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area
From the article:
DORA (Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area)
The area bounded by Summit, Adams, Lafayette, and Erie streets comprises the Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA). Cups are sold in the DORA between noon and midnight daily.
Adams St. Outdoor Refreshment Area
The Adams St. Outdoor Refreshment Area exists along Adams Street between 11th St. and 21st St. Cups are sold 5pm-1am Monday through Friday and 12pm-1am on weekends.
Note that there's a real difference here, and the two do not go hand in hand.
If the local government had its collective head screwed on straight (even close enough for government work), they would take an extended vacation into two areas: Bourbon Street in The Big Easy, and Beale Street in Memphis. Look at what's going on, observe the police presence, go down to Bourbon on Fat Tuesday and observe the crowds.
Instead of making a bunch of rules no one wants, join the two areas and make every night Saturday night. Eventually a couple cheap hotels will get developed, and additional cops will be added. But that will be okay, because the liquor sales will drive up tax revenue... which the city will misplace until the next levy fails. Or something.
Forget the cups, cup tax, stupid rules. People drink. Get used to it.