Go Cup Ordinance

There was slight confusion throughout the City of Ocean Springs after the to-go cup ordinance took effect over the weekend.
News 25’s Kendra Turley takes us to downtown Ocean Springs to remind us what’s acceptable and what’s not.
Sip, sit and relax or take it to go! The choice is now yours when visiting a bar or restaurant in the Ocean Springs Arts and Entertainment District. Owner of Mosaics Tapas Restaurant and Bar Arturo Barajas said, “Before they were able to take their beer with them and now they’re going to be able to take our famous mojitos and margaritas, caipirinhas, everything that we became famous for.”
The city’s to-go cup ordinance took effect over the weekend. Bar and restaurant owners along Government Street tell News 25, the go cup debut when smoothly despite a few minor hiccups. Owner of Kwitzky’s Dugout Kris Kwitzky said, “I, for one, am happy about it. I think it’s going to work out well. It’s just going to let people be adults. That’s a good thing. Hopefully everybody will hit a garbage can.”
Owners what to remind customers that they are allowed to leave an establishment with a to-go cup, but they are not allowed to bring that same cup inside of another place that serves alcohol. “We kind of just use a simple saying: ‘If we go to a steakhouse, do you take your own steak?’ and they all get it and they laugh about it and they finish their drinks and they go in. Like I said, it generally works out good for everybody,” said Kwitzky.
Many who work in the art and entertainment districts say they hope the ordinance attracts new, loyal customers.
The city ordered custom decals for all go cups that read “Ocean Springs Arts and Entertainment District: Big City Culture, Small Town Cool.”

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