At Thursday’s St. Cloud City Council meeting, the Council held a final public hearing and voted 5-0 to pass an ordinance creating an Entertainment District in the downtown area, which will allow for the outdoor consumption of alcohol within a defined area and under certain restrictions.

The City developed the Entertainment District plan in partnership with downtown businesses as a way to increase pedestrian traffic to the downtown shops, restaurants, and bars.

Outdoor alcohol consumption is subject to the following regulations:
From Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.;
Dispensed by a registered, with the city and state, alcoholic beverage establishment;
No more than 1 drink per valid ID for removal from premises;
On a clear 16 fl. oz. plastic cup containing the approved Entertainment District Logo