MAP: City Council considers downtown street closures for football festivities

September 4, 2013 | 5:35 p.m. CDT
City Council rejected Harpo’s proposal to close Cherry Street and waive open container laws in front of the bar during four football weekends this year at its meeting Tuesday night. Instead, the bar owners were invited to request one weekend that council would consider as a trial. Four other bars have also requested street closures. Five others will file requests, according to a letter to City Council from the owners of Bengals. The letter said the bars in question oppose Harpo’s request to close Cherry Street because the same privileges could not conceivably be granted to all downtown bars.

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