Owensboro Initiates Downtown Entertainment District with 'To Go' Alcoholic Drinks

May 16, 2019

Smothers Park in Owensboro.
Credit Owensboro

Owensboro Initiates Downtown Entertainment District with 'To Go' Alcoholic Drinks

Owensboro’s efforts to boost its nightlife takes a step forward Friday. It will be the first evening people will be able to openly carry alcoholic drinks downtown.Owensboro’s ‘Friday After 5’ this weekend is the first event to take advantage of the city’s newly created entertainment district. 

It’s an area that runs along the riverfront and for five blocks inland, and includes the RiverPark Center, the convention center, the Bluegrass Museum and downtown hotels and restaurants.

Owensboro Assistant City Manager Lelan Hancock says 'The District' is expected to 
attract locals and visitors of all ages.

"It adds an attractiveness to our downtown. It allows the patrons the freedom to get out and discover everything that downtown Owensboro has to offer. And you can do that by utilizing one of the green cups that the participating restaurants and bars that serve alcohol will be utilizing.”

Green plastic cups can be filled with an alcoholic drink “to go” and will allow 
patrons of downtown bars and restaurants to stroll around and enjoy vendors, music and evening breezes off the river. 

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