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City of Washington votes to implement social district

The Step-dad cocktail at Bar Charley in Washington, D.C., features house-made tobacco bitters.
Courtesy of Leo Schmid
The Step-dad cocktail at Bar Charley in Washington, D.C., features house-made tobacco bitters.

The City of Washington has voted to implement a social district on a close 3-2 vote, with the tie broken by Mayor Donald Sadler.

It will include bars and restaurants on and near Gladden, Main, Respess and Market Streets.

On Thursdays and Fridays from 5 P.M. through 10 P.M. and Saturdays from 12 P.M. through 10 P.M., people will be able to stroll around while sipping cocktails and other adult beverages.

The plan has to be approved by the state before it can be implemented.

The City of Greenville instituted its two social districts last week.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.