This week, Wyoming City Council voted to pass the DORA (Designated Outdoor Recreation Area) legislation. If approved by the state, the DORA would be in effect Monday to Thursday from 5 to 11 p.m., Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from noon to midnight and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m., and would allow restaurant patrons to carry alcoholic beverages from one establishment to another within a designated area.
After recent public hearings, City Council determined that community support for the DORA was sufficient for a positive vote. It will now go to the state level for final approval. No specific timeline is available for this segment of the process, however, says City Manager Lynn Tetley.
If given final approval by the state, Wyoming would be the first community fully within the borders of Hamilton County to enact a DORA. It is part of a larger plan to expand community entertainment and help promote Wyoming’s thriving restaurants and businesses to the greater region.
For more details about the DORA and how it will work, go to wyomingohio.gov and click on the DORA tab at the left-hand side of the page.
Look for more news about DORA in the coming months.