Open container area in downtown Canton to begin on June 3

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CANTON - The City of Canton and the Downtown Canton Special Improvement District have announced that the DORA or “Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area” will go into effect on June 3.

Last month, the Canton City Council unanimously passed an ordinance, making it the third city in Ohio to have a DORA.

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“Our goal is simple: to enhance the vibrancy and vitality of downtown Canton,” said Thomas M. Bernabei, Mayor of the City of Canton.

Here are the rules for the DORA:

-Open containers will be allowed 7 days a week

-From 12 p.m. until 12 a.m. daily

-68.7 acres of land, with borders marked generally by 6th Street N. (north edge), McKinley Ave. (west edge), 4th Street S. (south edge) and Walnut Ave. (east edge). Signs will designate the entrances and exits of the DORA.

-A specifically designated and marked 16 oz. plastic cup is the only cup permitted in the refreshment area.

-Businesses participating include: Amvets Post 555, The Auricle, Basil Asian Bistro, Benders Tavern, Buzzbin, Canton Brewing Company, Canton Palace Theatre, Cork & Canvas on 3rd, Cultured Coffee Co., Fronimo’s Downtown, George’s Lounge, Grapes in a Glass, Imperial Room, Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography, Lucca, Marques, Napoli’s, Picciano’s, and Thatsa Wrapp.

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