North Carolina State Legislature reduce some regulations around liquor sales. One of these regulations would allow for open containers, in special defined areas called - Social Districts
Social District – “A defined outdoor area in which a person may consume alcoholic beverages sold by a permittee. This term does not include the permittee's licensed premises or an extended area”House Bill 890
Social District Rules
Special Signs - These Social District shall be clearly defined with signs posted in a conspicuous location indicating which area are included in the social district, the days and hours during which alcoholic beverages may be consumed in the district.
Limited Boundaries - Before allowing consumption of alcoholic beverages in a social district, the city or county shall submit to the Commission a detailed map of the social district with the boundaries, of the social district, clearly marked.
Special Cup - The container displays (in 12-point font) "Drink Responsibly – Be 21." and display a logo or some other mark that is unique to the social district, 16oz cup is the max size.
Outside Only - a person is not allowed to to enter or reenter a licensed premises with an alcoholic beverage not sold by the premises.
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