Hours set for open container in Clarksville’s new Downtown Entertainment District

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – Several hours for Clarksville’s new Downtown Amusement District ended up approved by the Metropolis Council Thursday night time, making it possible for for open up container on downtown sidewalks on weekends and throughout certain functions.

The new set of policies is centered on a bill handed in Might by the point out Legislature. It lets city officers to designate moments for open container, with regulations equivalent to all those used in Memphis’s downtown region.

“It delivers a little little bit of Beale Avenue to Clarksville,” stated Rep. Jason Hodges, D-Clarksville, 1 of the sponsors for the invoice.

The new hours handed their next studying as section of the council’s consent agenda, nevertheless Vondell Richmond, Dajuan Little, Wallace Redd and Trisha Butler marked no votes on the measure.

In former meetings, some opposing council members remarked that it is unfair to make it possible for only some corporations to advantage from the new principles, and that open container must be all-or-nothing at all.

The several hours

According to the new policies, the Downtown Entertainment District will run generally on weekends.

The several hours will be in impact Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. till midnight and Sunday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Distinctive hrs are also in position for the initially Thursday of each individual thirty day period when ArtWalk occasions are held.

The new principles enable for more instances as specified by Clarksville’s mayor or accepted by a permit obtained from the city.

Ward 10 council member Stacey Streetman told the council last thirty day period that these several hours are a baseline and could need adjustment in the foreseeable future.

“To commence out compact to see how this needs to perform, imagining about our law enforcement department, and that the firms are heading to have to offer with this in different ways than they have in the earlier,” Streetman said.

Streetman explained to Clarksville Now that new hrs should be capable to go into effect immediately.

Exactly where is the district?

The Downtown Leisure District consists of a significant part of downtown from Faculty Road to Franklin Road venues like the Roxy Regional Theatre and the less than-design F&M Financial institution Arena.

Adjacent houses are also protected.

The new Downtown Leisure District (highlighted in purple) with adjacent attributes (highlighted in yellow) Nov. 5, 2021. (Casey Williams)

Riverside Generate is also provided, nevertheless it will not share the identical hours as the downtown location. Riverside Drive qualities will be by specific permit only, in accordance to Streetman.

Correction: The Customs Property Museum and Cultural Heart is not adjacent to the district and is not provided in it. The posting has been updated.