If you’ve ever driven through Old Town Helena, you’re familiar with the picturesque restored buildings from the early 1900s filled with specialty boutiques and delicious restaurants. The area is now an official entertainment district. Here’s what it means.
According to the Shelby County Reporter, Helena, AL’s City Council voted on August 10 to establish the Old Town area of Helena as an entertainment district.
Essentially, what it means is altering the open container laws in one specific area—usually one with several bars and restaurants—so that patrons are free to walk around the area with alcoholic beverages.
The parameters? You must stay within the boundaries of the district, you must use the specialized cups and the policy is only in effect between noon and midnight. The goal of entertainment districts…