RNO Update – Liquor Common Consumption Areas – May 2 community meeting
Please join the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses at a community update meeting to learn more about the legislative history, statutory requirements, and potential features of Liquor Common Consumption Areas in Denver. Attendees may also ask questions and provide feedback based on the information presented.
WHEN and WHERE?
Thursday, May 2nd
Ford-Warren Branch Library – meeting room #2
2825 N High St, Denver, CO 80205
In 2011, the Colorado General Assembly passed a law that authorizes local jurisdictions to license designated areas where patrons over the age of twenty-one can drink alcoholic beverages in an enclosed common space, serviced by existing liquor-licensed establishments. Over the past 18 months, the Department has been seeking internal feedback from city agencies and public safety groups, as well as external feedback from citizens, business and tourism groups, industry members, and RNOs. This meeting will serve as an update on the work we’ve done and feedback we’ve received ahead of an ordinance request being submitted to City Council.
Liquor Common Consumption Areas can provide exciting new opportunities for Denver. Our goals in pursuing these opportunities and seeking feedback from the community have been as follows:
- To design a process and structure to allow Denver’s rich and diverse communities to foster their own unique events;
- To provide a logical and accessible platform where local businesses, neighborhoods, and stakeholders can utilize private and public spaces in creative ways;
- To implement procedures for the safe, responsible, and effective operation of these areas; and
- To allow neighborhoods and residents ample opportunity to participate in the creation of these spaces.
This community update meeting is open to anyone seeking to learn more about the future of Liquor Common Consumption Areas in Denver. Representatives from the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses will be there to present the information and answer any questions.
WANT MORE INFORMATION?
If you cannot attend the community update meeting, but would like to be included in future updates regarding the development of Liquor Common Consumption Areas in Denver, please sign up for our periodic Erica.Rogers.