TEXARKANA, Ark. — A revised entertainment district ordinance likely will include more specific rules after concerns were raised during a city workshop meeting Tuesday.
Details such as the placement of trash receptacles and what kind of open containers will be allowed were among those brought up by Ward 6 Director Terri Peavy, who said she requested the meeting in response to constituent feedback. Mayor Allen Brown and members of the Board of Directors and the Planning Commission attended.
At issue is a large portion of downtown that under a new state law would be designated an entertainment district where outdoor consumption of alcohol from open containers would be allowed, with restrictions. The idea is to stimulate downtown culture and business by letting visitors move about