In an update on the pervious story we wrote about “social districts” opening in Charlotte–and what exactly that meant for the city–the Charlotte City Council unanimously voted for a city ordinance that would allow for the proposal and creation of social districts.
What is a social district?
A social district is an open, outdoor space or block where people can drink outdoors. After purchasing from a nearby bar or restaurant, people can drink open, to-go containers of alcohol. While the vote itself doesn’t create social districts, it gives the community the option to consider creating them in different neighborhoods–Uptown or NoDa for example?
So what would the benefits of a social district be? “[Social districts are] a great way for us to be able to help our small, local businesses in the community,” said District 1 Council Member Larken Egleston. While there are a few guidelines to consider, namely, hours and glassware that’ll be allowed, we’re interested in the possibilities this could bring to Charlotte.
What do you think? Are you excited about social districts and if so, where do you think we should see them?