Midway city council voting to allow open containers downtown

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A Woodford County city is considering allowing open containers downtown.

MIDWAY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Woodford County city is considering allowing open containers downtown.

Midway’s city council is set to vote on it in just a few weeks.

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A new state law passed this spring allows cities to have open containers on streets.

Midway Mayor, Grayson Vandergrift says he’s in favor of passing an open container law with some rules.

He says it would only be allowed from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

All drinks would have to come from the bars, be in a plastic cup, and people would have to stay downtown.

“It makes common sense. It’s not going to create that many issues and if it does we’ll address them quickly,” said Grayson Vandergrift, Mayor.

Business owners say they’re in favor of it.

Justin Werner from the Goose and Gander restaurant and bar says it could help put Midway on the map and also help his sales.

Werner says the ordinance will need to consider businesses that don’t want drinks inside.

“The other thing I do worry about is my glassware going missing so we’ll have to figure out something on that,” said Justin Werner.

The mayor says the ordinance could be passed and in full effect by the middle of September.