PADUCAH — Cautiously optimistic: that is the method Paducah police are taking this weekend. It is the primary weekend for the downtown Leisure Vacation spot Heart.
The EDC permits folks to take to-go alcoholic drinks out and about inside its boundaries downtown, offered these drinks are in particular EDC cups. These cups arrived at taking part companies on Thursday.
Town goes to take this week to week, and make adjustments as wanted. The Paducah Police Division would not plan to reinforce patrols. All officers ask is so that you can make sensible selections.
Brad Honey is only one of many who can be having fun with EDC cups this weekend.
“I am simply going to stroll round downtown and Broadway. It is a gorgeous day,” says Honey.
Workers members at Over/Beneath bar are additionally preparing for the primary weekend of the EDC. Bar supervisor Chris Johnson is able to see the cups in use.
“It is the weekend, so these companies are historically busy in any case. I am actually excited to see an uptick in gross sales,” says Johnson.
Metropolis leaders and police are utilizing this weekend to study from any errors which may be made and make enhancements. Additionally they ask everybody to drink responsibly. Paducah Police Chief Brian Laird expects some rising pains.
“There’ll most likely simply be a time interval of training for folks to appreciate they can not simply stroll round anyplace. We simply want of us to appreciate they want to concentrate to the signage and keep inside the boundaries,” Laird says.
Yellow indicators are up on the boundary limits. You too can lookup the boundary map by scanning a QR code on every EDC cup. A listing of the bars and eating places inside the EDC may be discovered here together with the boundary map.
“We simply encourage everyone to simply observe the principles. If they’re outdoors these boundaries, they might obtain a quotation for being outdoors the boundary. It is similar to in the event that they have been anyplace else within the metropolis. We would like of us to have a superb time, however clearly observe the principles,” Laird says.
Honey says he plans to do each.
“You may simply stroll, you already know. Should you’re not completed together with your beer, you possibly can simply take it with you,” he says.