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City Wide Temporary Go Cup Information

A City Wide Temporary Leisure and Recreation District (Go Cup) was passed by ordinance on May 12, 2020. That district is now in affect.

Full Ordinance:

City Wide Temporary Leisure and Recreation District - As Adopted

Sample Signage:

GO Cup Boundaries

GO Cup Rules

The following  is a excerpt of the ordinance:

  1. Nothing in this Ordinance permits a patron to possess or consume an alcoholic beverage, beer or wine in an uncovered container that was not purchased from an on-premises retail alcohol beverage permittee located within the District.
  2. A person may not enter licensed premises with a covered or uncovered container of alcoholic beverage, beer or wine acquired outside the District.
  3. A permittee located in the District shall allow alcoholic beverages to be removed from the licensed premises only in containers possessing the insignia or indicia of a permittee.
  4. No permittee shall allow a patron, guest or member to exit its licensed premises with more than one uncovered container per entrée purchased of an alcoholic beverage, and it shall be unlawful for any person to exit such licensed premises with more than one such uncovered container per entrée sold. Permittees located in the District may allow alcoholic beverages to be removed from the licensed premises every Monday from 10:00 a.m. through Sunday at 9:59 p.m.
  5. Nothing in this Ordinance shall require a permittee located in the District to allow its patrons to remove alcoholic beverages in uncovered containers from the licensed premises.
  6. Permittees located in the District shall post, at all points of egress from the licensed premises, a map of the boundaries of the District in which it is located, as delineated in Exhibit 1. Permittees must also post the temporary guidelines as delineated in Exhibit 3.  The map and guidelines shall be provided, either in electronic or paper form, to those permittees upon their request.
  7. All mixed drink liquor, beer, wines, and alcohol provided curbside or drive-thru to an individual operating a motorized vehicle shall be served in a covered container with no straw.
  8. The objective of this Ordinance is primarily to allow pedestrians to carry uncovered containers of alcoholic beverages.  Nothing in this ordinance shall be construed to allow patrons, guests, or members of a permittee to drive a motor vehicle or non-motor vehicle while carrying an uncovered container of alcoholic beverage onto or into such vehicle. It shall be a violation of this Ordinance for any person to drive a motor vehicle or non-motor vehicle while carrying an uncovered container, containing an alcoholic beverage within the District in which it was purchased. Nothing in this Ordinance shall be construed to allow patrons, guests or members of a permittee to leave the District as a pedestrian or passenger in a motor vehicle or non-motor vehicle of any kind while carrying an uncovered container of an alcoholic beverage.
  9. Each permittee shall be required to place trash receptacles at an exit and entrance door of the licensed premises.
  10. Guidelines for this temporary citywide leisure and recreation district are attached as Exhibit 3.

TEMPORARY GUIDELINES

  1. All mixed drink liquor, beer, wines, and alcohol provided curbside or drive-thru to an individual operating a motorized vehicle shall be served in a covered container with no straw.
  2. All mixed drink liquor and wine sales made carry out/curbside/drive-through must be associated with a minimum $10.00 food purchase. Each container of alcohol must be associated with a minimum food purchase.
  3. Unless repealed by operation of other law, the Temporary Citywide Leisure and Recreation District is to remain in place until such time as the State of Mississippi and the City of Jackson remove the COVID-19 related in-house dining restrictions and seating capacity limitations on restaurants and bars, at which time this Ordinance stands repealed.
  4. Permittees located in the District may allow alcoholic beverages to be removed from the license premises every Monday at 10:00 a.m. until Sunday at 9:59 p.m.
  5. No permittee shall allow a patron, guest or member to exit its licensed premises with more than one uncovered container per entrée purchased of an alcoholic beverage, and it shall be unlawful for any person to exit such licensed premises with more than one such uncovered container per entrée sold.

Note 1:  The objective of this Ordinance is primarily to allow pedestrians to carry uncovered containers of alcoholic beverages.  Nothing in this ordinance shall be construed to allow patrons, guests, or members of a permittee to drive a motor vehicle or non-motor vehicle while carrying an uncovered container of alcoholic beverage onto or into such vehicle. It shall be a violation of this Ordinance for any person to drive a motor vehicle or non-motor vehicle while carrying an uncovered container, containing an alcoholic beverage within the District in which it was purchased. Nothing in this Ordinance shall be construed to allow patrons, guests or members of a permittee to leave the District as a pedestrian or passenger in a motor vehicle or non-motor vehicle of any kind while carrying an uncovered container of an alcoholic beverage.

Note 2:  This ordinance does not allow driving with an open container.  It is illegal to have an open container inside of a car ANYWHERE within the City of Jackson.

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