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Where You Can Go and Not Go With a To Go Cup.

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CLINTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

In 2017, state lawmakers amended the so-called "Go Cup" law to allow patrons in more areas to carry alcoholic beverages outside bars and restaurants.
As more cities get on board, many are wondering where you CAN and CAN'T go with your drinks.

"They'll come in for dinner and have a glass of wine and then they will finish their wine while they go shopping," said bartender Richard Davis.

Davis bartends at 303 in the Olde Towne District in Clinton. He says since the TO GO CUP ordinance was past last fall business in the area has grown.

"It's been fantastic," he said.

But there are certain limitations. Communications Director for the city of Clinton, Mark Jones knows all about it.

"The go cup ordinance applies only within a certain confine of the Olde Towne," said Jones.

But what do you do when you leave a restaurant and don't remember where you can go. Well, Clinton has the solution. 
A map is printed on coasters that show you where you can and cannot go with one of these.

Restaurants or businesses within the designated area are required to post a map.

 "It gives regulation how you can enjoy a beverage but also enjoy the tranquil historic brick streets of Olde Towne," added Jones..

The District also has a TO GO CUP policy  Now they don't have coasters with maps but they have receptacles.

Thomas Filandino is a manager at Cantina Laredo.

"You will see a district trash can and each premise as you're going out and once you pass the district trash cans you're out of the District," said Filandino.

Right now The District is pretty confined so wandering outside the go-cup zone is unlikely. 

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