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Greenville could join list of cities allowing alcohol to go

A city in the Mississippi Delta could join the list of places where people can walk out of bars and restaurants with alcoholic drinks in to-go cups.

Posted: Jun 4, 2018 9:33 AM

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A city in the Mississippi Delta could join the list of places where people can walk out of bars and restaurants with alcoholic drinks in to-go cups.

The leader of the Greater Greenville Development Foundation, Daniel Boggs, has given city leaders a proposal to consider.

The Delta Democrat-Times reports the Greenville "leisure and recreation district" would be downtown, away from homes and churches.

Participating businesses would need to provide to-go cups and would have to set garbage cans outside their entrances. Boggs says the idea is to promote movement between businesses, not to "create a drunk fest."

Biloxi, Gulfport, Hattiesburg and Ocean Springs are among cities already allowing go cups of alcohol.

A new Mississippi law, effective July 1, allows any city to create a district allowing carry-out drinks.

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