The city’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area goes into effect this afternoon.
Starting at 4 p.m., patrons at any of the participating establishments in the 40-acre downtown district can purchase and carry an open alcoholic beverage outside in a designated plastic cup during restricted hours.
The hours are: Thursdays, 4-9 p.m., Fridays, 4-11 p.m., Saturdays, noon-11 p.m., and Sundays, 4-9 p.m., according to the city.
The following businesses showing off the DORA sticker can sell a special cup during the designated hours, city officials said:
•Good Time Charlie’s
•Ron’s Pizza & Ribs
•A Taste of Wine
•Star City Brewing
•Lucky Star Brewing
The special cups cannot be taken into another liquor serving business, but the following is a list where DORA is permitted by the city:
•Baum Opera House
•Bear Creek Donuts
•Estates 2 Go
•Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop
•Hedy Riegle Studio
•M & Company
•Miamisburg Art Gallery
•St. Michael’s Rosaries & Religious Articles
•Urban Loft Salon
•Whitman’s Bike Shop
The Miamisburg City Council approved the DORA in May as a way of attracting more people to downtown Miamisburg businesses. A group’s effort to have the issue decided by voters in this fall’s election was unsuccessful.