(12-22-21) Celina City Council is considering making Celina a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) in the future. The topic was discussed at Monday night’s city council meeting.

What is DORA?

A Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) is a specific area in which alcoholic beverages may be sold by licensed liquor establishments for outdoor consumption. The DORA is designed to make it easier to social distance, stroll within the district and support local restaurants and bars.

Numerous communities in Ohio already have DORA in place, including Greenville, Wapakoneta, Van Wert and St. Marys in the Stateline area.

City administrators have already put together DORA draft maps –

South of the Breakaway Rec Plex on U.S. Route 127, north to Plaza Bowling Lanes on 114 E. Forest St. It includes West Bank Road, Havemann Road, Irmscher Boulevard.

Mayor Jeff Hazel told the Daily Standard after the meeting –

“it’s about creating a buzz, creating that excitement.”

DORA Guidlenes