Approval Of Liquor Issue Clears Way For Entertainment District

The ballot issue allows alcohol sales in all parts of the 39-acre entertainment district.(Photo: Flickr)
The ballot issue allows alcohol sales in all parts of the 39-acre entertainment district.(Photo: Flickr)

City leaders in Upper Arlington say they’re ready to proceed a planned entertainment district now that voters have approved expanded liquor sales.

Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved allowing alcohol sales in all parts of the 39-acre development on Lane Avenue. City council president Frank Ciotola says the district will include a hotel, apartments, additional restaurants, and office space.

“It shoud add some more vitality to the area. And there are other parcels that might end up being developed a little bit at a time, but obviously this is going to be the big bulk of it.”

Ciotola expects most of the work to be finished in about a year.

City leaders had feared that a possible “no” vote on the liquor issue would have outlawed liquor sales by long-time businesses in the area.

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