The Village of Lithopolis has a 15.3-acre area within the downtown business district called a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area or DORA.
A Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) allows for licensed businesses within the area to sell alcoholic beverages in specially marked plastic cups that can be enjoyed outside during events.
An ordinance creating a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) in the Village of Lithopolis. According to the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 4301.82 a municipality with a population of less than thirty-five thousand is permitted to created a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) as long as the proposed area will included at least two qualified permit holders and be compressed of one hundred fifty or few contiguous acres.
The Village of Lithopolis DORA would provide that any person of legal age who is opening an open container of beer, wine or intoxicating liquor within the established DORA limits that has been purchased from an establishment within said limit to be exempt from Ohio’s Open Container Law.Ordinance 32-23
DO have only DORA beverages in designated cups
DON’T carry DORA cups from one serving establishment into another
DO have Dora Cups Stay within the boundaries
DON’T take DORA cups outside of the boundaries
DO check business entrances to see if you can bring your DORA beverage with you
DON’T enter a business with a red “Beverages not welcome” sign
DO throw away your DORA cup in a trash can
DO drink responsibly and have fun!