City and local restaurants, breweries team together to create StreateryGNV

The Gainesville City Commission approved a temporary repeal of its open container law, by a 4-3 vote Thursday, in support of a comprehensive strategy to accommodate the creation of “streateries” during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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During the past several weeks, the City of Gainesville and business owners in midtown and downtown have been exploring creative solutions to providing a safe venue for social gathering during the pandemic while extending support to local businesses.  

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“The open container ordinance was the last piece of the puzzle,” said City Manager Lee Feldman. “It’s taken a lot of cooperation and persistence, but in the end, we got it done together.”

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