To-go cup bill signed by governor, goes into effect July 1

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Governor Bill Haslam signed the so-called to-go cup bill at the end of April, meaning it will soon be legal to carry open containers of alcohol in certain parts of downtown Nashville.

The law, which allows the alcohol to be carried on Fifth Avenue between Korean Veterans Boulevard and Demonbreun Street, goes into effect July 1.

The aim of the measure is to allow people to carry alcohol as they walk within the area of the Music City Center, Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Omni Hotel.

Last year, a similar bill failed in the Tennessee General Assembly. That bill would have allowed open containers of alcohol to be carried on Lower Broad downtown.

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