Outdoor Refreshment Area (O.R.A.)
The Outdoor Refreshment Area Open Consumption District Pilot Program opened on July 22nd at 10AM.
Fayetteville’s Outdoor Refreshment Area enables guests 21 years of age and older to carry and consume alcoholic beverages in designated cups, while wearing the official wristband on public sidewalks and participating property within the boundary of the district. The Outdoor Refreshment Area is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Outdoor Refreshment Area Pilot Program
On July 14, 2020 City staff presented the final Open Consumption District to City Council. The Open Consumption District page will be updated with more details on July 15th. The Open Consumption District Pilot Program began on July 22, 2020 and will run seven days a week from 10AM-10PM. The expansion of the dates to seven days a week came at the request of numerous businesses.
The links below provide details and information for both patrons of the Outdoor Refreshment Area and businesses. The documents include rules, FAQs, and other useful information.
I own or operate a business in the pilot program area, how do I get cups and wrist bands?
The City has hosted a series of orientation sessions on Zoom for businesses who would like to participate in the program. We are asking you attend an orientation session first solely for your benefit. The orientation session gives you an opportunity to ask questions to various City staff members such as the Fayetteville Police Department, City Attorney’s Office, Development Services, and the Department of Economic Vitality. Once you attend a session, we will get you your box to get started! Your staff is also welcome to attend the sessions, as ambassadors of the program we appreciate your time and thank you for helping us ensure safe operation of the pilot program.
The next orientation session will be on Tuesday, August 18th at 2PM.
City Council adopts ordinance 6322 which designates an "entertainment district" and establishes Fayetteville’s first Outdoor Refreshment Area
On June 4, 2020 the Fayetteville City Council adopted an ordinance which designated an entertainment district pursuant to Act 812. The ordinance also included an emergency clause which enabled the law to take place immediately.