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Royal Oak approves plan to create social district allowing outdoor drinking

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Posted at 10:50 AM, Apr 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-14 10:50:04-04

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Royal Oak City Commission unanimously approved a plan to create a social district in downtown Royal Oak, allowing people to walk around and drink outside.

The plan will let people in bars or restaurants get alcoholic drinks in to-go cups that are marked and then walk around the social district with drinks.

According to the plan, the boundary would extend along S. Washington S and S. Main with several side streets involved.

Last year, the state passed a law that allows cities to create social districts to help businesses out during the COVID-19 pandemic and allow people to stay safe.

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