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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Downtown Bowling Green DORA Expands


The Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) in Downtown Bowling Green has been approved for expansion.  The following changes are now in place:

    Expanded Footprint:  Original area expanded on South Main Street to include the parking lot on the south side of E. Clough Street.  The East Wooster footprint has been expanded to the east to include the Stones Throw Tavern.  DORA signs have been updated and repositioned to mark the new boundaries.      

    Expanded Time:  DORA is now year-round except for the Black Swamp Arts Festival weekend, which is held annually the weekend after Labor Day, Friday-Sunday. 

    Additional DORA Locations:  Several additional businesses within the new footprint may now participate in the DORA program. 

All other DORA regulations remain unchanged.

The establishment of a DORA was the result of the continued partnership of the Downtown Bowling Green SID and the City of Bowling Green.  Beginning in 2020, the Downtown Bowling Green DORA has been a success, providing options for those residing in and visiting the city and positioning the community as a vibrant destination for entertainment, culture, and activity. 

Review full DORA details on Downtown Bowling Green SID’s website. 

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