City of Jackson Passes “Go Cup” Ordinance for District at Eastover
JACKSON, Miss. —The Jackson City Council passed a Leisure and Recreation District Ordinance yesterday, establishing The District at Eastover as a “go cup” district within the city. This ordinance will allow restaurant patrons in The District to carry alcoholic beverages outside establishments, anywhere within The District at Eastover.
“We are thrilled to see the city make The District at Eastover a designated go cup area in Jackson, as it further enhances The District’s presence as a gathering place for the community, and destination for dining and entertainment,” said Ted Duckworth, co-developer of The District at Eastover.
The ordinance dictates all alcoholic beverages must remain within The District at Eastover’s designated area between Eastover Drive to the south, the I-55 North/Frontage Road to the west and Perseverance Drive to the east. The ordinance further limits go cups to 16 ounces in size with no glass permitted.
The ordinance should go into effect in 30 days, pending formal approval from the Mississippi Department of Revenue. Establishments authorized to offer go cups in The District at Eastover include Cantina Laredo and Fine & Dandy. Cultivation Food Hall is scheduled for a summer opening in The District and will also offer go cups.
“As a designated go-cup district, we will be able to enhance the entertainment offerings in The District at Eastover, and allow our retailers to partner with our restaurants on events or promotions,” said Breck Hines, co-developer of The District at Eastover. “Overall, this continues our momentum, and adds to the liveliness and sense of community already felt in the development.”
Plans are in the works for a series of events in The District at Eastover to include live entertainment and activities throughout the spring and summer months.