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DORA Arrives In Circleville

Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area

Presented By Classic Brands

The City of Circleville is unveiling its Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area or DORA this month, joining area cities Columbus and Chillicothe who have already successfully implemented the practice. The first dates are March 24-26.

Under the approved Circleville DORA guidelines:
You may purchase an alcoholic beverage at participating liquor establishments, displaying a White DORA sticker. These stickers will be prominently displayed near the entrance. You may take an alcoholic beverage into participating businesses, displaying a Blue DORA sticker.

Businesses that do not wish to participate may be identified by a Red DORA Sticker. You may not bring alcohol into these establishments. There are various reasons a business may or may not participate, please be respectful of the business.

Permitted beverages will be provided in a designated DORA cup. These cups may not be reused and must be disposed of before entering another liquor establishment or exiting the DORA boundaries. Only beverages in DORA cups, within the designated boundaries, are permitted and exempt from Circleville’s open-container laws. No cans, glass bottles, or outside alcohol is permitted, per the State of Ohio.

Guests may only “Sip and Stroll’ during specified days and times. These are 5:00pm-10:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 12:00pm-10:00pm on Saturdays (excluding the week of the Pumpkin Show).