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Smyrna considering adding new open container districts

By Ricky Leroux rleroux@mdjonline.comMay 19, 2019

Smyrna’s “restaurant districts,” where visitors can walk out of restaurants or bars with their alcoholic drinks in to-go cups, have been so popular that the city is considering an expansion.

An item on the City Council’s agenda for Monday night includes three separate additions to the restaurant districts. Smyrna created its first “restaurant district” in its downtown in February 2018, then added three new districts in November: the Belmont shopping center, the Jonquil shopping center and Riverview Landing along the Chattahoochee River.

Proposed additions to the districts include adding a small area featuring a gazebo near the city’s Arboretum to the downtown district and the sidewalk along Atlanta Road that connects downtown Smyrna to the Belmont shopping center, allowing patrons to walk with their drinks between the two existing districts.

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