(MOBILE) - Mobile is one step closer to an entertainment district downtown an area where patrons could walk the streets with alcohol in hand.
This week, the downtown alliance got together to talk about if an entertainment district would benefit clubs and bars on Dauphin Street and if so, where exactly that district would be.
The entertainment district would relax the open container law in a small area to make Mobile a bit more entertainment friendly.
“I think it will give us an extra added walkable value to downtown. It will also help with the economy because we have, the more people that are downtown willing to go bar to bar to bar,” says Councilman William Carroll.
Carroll says recommendations from the Downtown Alliance are being considered now.
Recommendations for exactly which area will be included will be considered, and eventually presented to the city council.
He would like to have the new ordinance in place by Mardi Gras.
A new statewide bill now allows certain cities like Mobile to create designated entertainment districts councilman Carroll says.
He knows getting this ordinance passed in Mobile before Mardi Gras will be a challenge.
Fat Tuesday comes early next year on February 12th.