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What is a DORA?
DORA, established by the State of Ohio in 2015, allows visitors age 21 and older to purchase an alcoholic beverage from an approved and liquor-permitted establishment, then stroll and shop within the DORA boundaries. Currently, 56 communities in Ohio have DORA districts.
Troy's DORA will encompass a 20.24-acre area including the Public Square and parts of downtown. It will operate Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. Alcoholic beverages purchased from participating, liquor-permitting businesses could then be consumed outdoors and in businesses displaying signage that says they accept DORA drinks.
Other communities have found the DORA provides an additional attraction for patrons, creates a destination for dining and entertainment, and promote building a lively, pedestrian-friendly environment in the area.
- DORA beverages must be consumed from marked DORA cups. Consumption from other vessels is not permitted.
- DORA beverages are allowed only within DORA boundaries. Exit signage is posted at the borders of the DORA.
- DORA beverages may include wine, beer, or liquor sold in a marked cup from a participating bar or restaurant.
- DORA beverages may only be carried into stores displaying a green decal indicating that DORA beverages are permitted. Please be sure to check before entering.
- Cups must be emptied or placed in a trash receptacle before patrons enter a liquor establishment or any business with a red decal.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can I bring my own drink into the DORA?
A: No. Patrons cannot bring their own alcoholic drink into the DORA. You can purchase your favorite drink in a marked DORA cup from a participating establishment.
Q: Can I take my DORA beverage from one liquor establishment into another?
A: No. You cannot take a full or partially-filled cup back into the liquor establishment where you purchased it after exiting, and you can’t take a full cup into another liquor establishment.
Q: Can I take my DORA beverage into my favorite shop?
A: Yes, if a retailer indicates that they allow DORA beverages by displaying a green DORA decal, you can shop with your drink!
Q: How will the DORA be enforced?
A: Troy police staff will monitor the DORA area during routine patrols. If you need assistance, please contact the Troy Police Department at 911.
All liquor regulations apply to establishments and patrons within the DORA, including overserving and drunk driving laws. Please drink responsibly.
Proposed Implementation Timeline:
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Presentation from February 8, 2021 City Council Work Session:
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Full-Text DORA Application:
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