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Tupelo council approves Go Cup ordinance

The Tupelo City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday in favor of temporarily allowing people in one part of the city to take alcohol out of bars and restaurants in a special cup.

Posted: Mar 20, 2018 7:05 PM
Updated: Mar 21, 2018 6:53 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Tupelo City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday in favor of temporarily allowing people in one part of the city to take alcohol out of bars and restaurants in a special cup.

The go cup ordinance will only apply in the downtown area, and it will only apply for 6 months.

The owner of Crave speaks out before the Tupelo City Council against the proposed go cup ordinance (Daniella Oropeza)

This comes after Mayor Jason Shelton and some council members visited Gulfport, Hattiesburg and Ocean Springs, three cities with a go cup ordinance. They reported no issues with the law.

However, some council members during Tuesday's meeting expressed concerns about loosening the city's alcohol restrictions.

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