City Council Approves a D.O.R.A. in DTCF!


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A Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (D.O.R.A.) is coming soon to downtown Cuyahoga Falls!

What's a DORA? Patrons within a DORA that purchase an alcoholic beverage for on-premises consumption from a DORA designated liquor permit holder can leave the permit premises with an opened alcoholic beverage container and continue consuming it within the DORA. Simply, you can walk around areas of our downtown with an alcoholic beverage purchased from a DORA selling business. 

The ordinance has been voted on and unanimously approved by city council and is being sent to the state of Ohio for review and approval. In the meantime, we will have to order specific recyclable cups, wait for production and shipment, then distribute them to DORA selling establishments. We are also ordering decals for all storefront businesses within the DORA footprint to display on their entrances if DORA beverages are sold, welcome, or not permitted inside their establishments. We expect this to take several weeks as we coordinate with the city and other entities. Once we have a start date, we will announce it here and via social media. We are as excited as you are!

The logo and decals were designed by creative Andy Taray, owner of The Social Department and OADC. It was important for us to source talent within DTCFP and our downtown community. Andy has served on our board and is very active within the community as a business owner and advocate. In the decals below he added our iconic downtown plaza sails, the clocktower, the Cuyahoga River + waterfall, trees/natural elements paying homage to CVNP, and railroad tracks. We couldn't be happier with how these turned out. If you are interested in working with Andy, click here!

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In the meantime, we will be working on this site as your DTCF DORA guide for who sells DORA beverages, the footprint, and more. Thank you for your support and patience during this time! If you have questions, please reach out to

To learn more about DORAs, click here.

Thank you to the City of Cuyahoga Falls, CFPD, City Council, residents, volunteers, our DTCFP board, and many others who made this possible!