City Council votes to allow alcohol on streets and sidewalks downtown

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — Knoxville’s City Council voted to allow open containers in parts of downtown.

Market Square / Source: (Market Square/ Facebook)

The measure will allow people to carry and drink alcohol on the streets and sidewalks, mostly in the area near Market Square during events and festivals.

Outside alcohol will not be allowed. It must be purchased at the event.

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