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Downtown Holland Social District Opens This Friday, June 18

Downtown Holland is excited to announce that the Downtown Holland Social District will officially launch this Friday, June 18. The social district will be open daily from 11:00am – 11:00 pm except during special events, festivals and parades. There are currently four establishments that have been approved to participate in the social district, including CityFlatsHotel, the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Hops at 84 East and Waverly Stone Gastropub. A
number of additional businesses are waiting for their social district licenses to arrive from the MLCC and will be added to the list of participating businesses at that time.

“We so excited to open the Downtown Holland Social District this Friday,” said Downtown Development Authority Coordinator Amy Sasamoto. “We’re pleased to be able offer patrons the opportunity to enjoy a drink while they wait for their table or while they window shop and we hope it helps add to the vibrant and welcoming atmosphere that both locals and visitors expect to find in Downtown Holland.”

As part of the Downtown Holland Social District, patrons ages 21+ can purchase an alcoholic beverage at a participating establishment and consume it outdoors while strolling on the public sidewalk. At this time, no street or parking closures are planned for the social district. Alcoholic
beverages are allowed on the sidewalk only and cannot be consumed in parks, green spaces or parking lots or removed from the social district boundaries.

A list of the businesses participating in the Downtown Holland Social District, the social district rules and the boundary map can all be found on the official social district website at www.downtownsocialdistrict.com. The website will be updated regularly as additional businesses receive their approval from the MLCC.