Thursday, April 24 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:47:30 GMT
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Ohio lawmakers are talking about letting cities like Toledo create "open container districts" where people could walk around in public with their alcoholic beverages.
Similar laws are already in place for cities like Las Vegas and New Orleans.
It could mean taking the party from inside the bars to the streets, and creating a livelier atmosphere. But it's what else the law could bring that has some people thinking twice.
Plenty of people enjoy Fifth Third Field, the Huntington Center, Seagate Center, and Promenade Park - those are some of the areas that could be included in an open-container/entertainment district.
"What's more fun than having the freedom to do what you want to do?" asked Toledo resident Dennis Brooks.
And local businesses say the plan could help bring people into the downtown area.
"You think of open container, you think of New Orleans, you think of Key West," said Table 44 Manager Robert Perry. "It would be cool to be classed in the same area as those cities."
But Perry and other managers say they would probably have to increase security, watch out more for underage drinkers, all while allowing people to have fun but be safe as they walk from place to place.
"Definitely have to have more police force," said Dave Keen, manager at Pizza Papalis. "Something around to control what might be going on."
It would be a way to connect the inside atmosphere to the outside, but some like resident Stan Griffin say, in addition to the Hens and Imagination Station, "You need something that's going to bring families down, not just partying and drinking."
Thursday, April 24 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:23:42 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A large water main break has caused a stretch of Eastern Parkway to collapse, caused flooding in Tyler Park area and leaving customers without water. The break happened aroundMore >>
A large water main break has caused a stretch of Eastern Parkway to collapse, caused flooding in Tyler Park area and leaving customers without water.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:49:17 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Officials with Louisville Metro Parks are starting the process to determine the damage to Tyler Park after a water main break at a nearby intersection caused major flooding.More >>
Officials with Louisville Metro Parks are starting the process to determine the damage to Tyler Park after a water main break at a nearby intersection caused major flooding in the 108 year old park.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:17:11 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Six people are facing drug charges after police served a search warrant at an apartment in the Algonquin neighborhood. According to arrest reports the warrants were served in theMore >>
The search uncovered more than eight ounces of marijuana and approximately three grams of crack.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:10:36 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - "This is something that you couldn't even imagine in your wildest imaginations, nightmares that something like this would ever happen, especially in a community this small," a closeMore >>
Kathy Netherland was a proud mother of two daughters who were described as great students by fellow teachers.More >>
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