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Dauphin Island Could Soon Have Entertainment Districts

Brent Wilson | March 20, 2019 |
Dauphin Island Marina
Dauphin Island Marina

HB 244 has been signed by Governor Kay Ivey

Dauphin Island may soon be allowed to create up to three entertainment districts if a bill filed by Chip Brown passes this session.

HB 224 would allow Dauphin Island to create up to three entertainment districts. The bill outlines the requirements for the entertainment districts as follows:

  • One district must have no fewer than two licensees holding a retail liquor license in a business or commercial area.
  • One district may be established in a business or commercial area at times when special events are held as designated by the town council.
  • One district may be established on property owned by the Dauphin Island Property Owners Association and known as the Isle Dauphine Complex.
  • Each district may not exceed one-half mile by one-half mile in area, but may be irregularly shaped.

Dauphin Island would join many other larger Alabama cities that currently have entertainment districts should the bill pass.

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