Portsmouth Ohio

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Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area Application (DORA)

Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area Application (DORA)

* Creation of a DORA in Downtown Portsmouth, mostly along Second Street and Chillicothe Street.


*  The DORA would ease or make more accessible outdoor dining in front of liquor permit holding establishment. It would allow such establishments to service in front of their establishments during certain hours. Creation of the DORA and subsequent amendment of the City's Outdoor Dining Policy would relieve these establishments of current requirements for fencing around a dining area. Signage, sanitation and safety requirements would be established by a permit.


*  The Portsmouth DORA would provide the ability during permitted Special Events for individuals to walk around the DORA boundaries with an alcoholic beverage purchased from a liquor permit holding establishment. This authority-subject to issuance of individual permits would be limited, initially, to the events listed (see attached application). Signage, sanitation and safety requirements would be established by permit for each Special Event.