Outdoor Refreshment Area (O.R.A.)

ORA

NEW: Items Pending City Council Consideration:

During the September 7th City Council Meeting, the Council will consider an amendment to the Outdoor Refreshment Area Ordinance which would accomplish two primary changes:

  • Adjust the boundary to include West Avenue and the Trail (South of Mountain Street) when phase 1 construction of the Ramble is complete in the Spring of 2022;
  • Removal of the sunset provision which currently ends the program on April 30, 2024. 

You can view all of the details as well as maps of the proposed expansion by reviewing the legislative packet below:

Helpful Links:

Past City Council Actions:

The Outdoor Refreshment Area Open Consumption District 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. 

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Do your part and stay six feet apart

Where can I buy an ORA cup and wristband? Click here for a list of participating businesses.


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. 

Outdoor Refreshment Area Pilot Program Information for the General Public

Outdoor Refreshment Area Pilot Program Guide for Participating Businesses


I'm a participating ORA Business and need more cups and wristbands

Businesses that need more wristbands can contact Chung Tan with the Department of Economic Vitality. 

Food Loops is now the provider of cold cups for the Outdoor Refreshment Area following Bid 20-68. Businesses that have done business with Food Loops are encouraged to email Food Loops by clicking here. Businesses that have not done business with Food Loops are encouraged to call 479.755.4511 to order cold cups. 

Learn more about Food Loops here.

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. 

Click here to view the "entertainment district designation" ordinance


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