Acworth, Kennesaw and Smyrna have similar ordinances in place. The city of Marietta, which rejected an open container proposal last year, is facing a revived debate on the topic, which could come before elected officials as early as the end of the month.
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Powder Springs Downtown Development Authority member Randy Hardy said he believed the City Council considered all angles of the proposal before giving the green light to the second reading, so he trusts its judgment on the matter.
Hardy went on to say that the idea of an entertainment district is an innovative way to attract people to downtown Powder Springs.
“People are looking for something to do in and around downtown, and haven’t had much to do in many, many years,” he said.
Hardy, whose company is in the midst of renovating the historic Country Store on Marietta Street, added the city as a whole is “pulling in the same direction” when it comes to implementing the vision it wants to see for the downtown area.
“Kudos to Mayor [Al] Thurman and the City Council for being the figure heads that are moving us in that direction as a whole,” he said.
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