A lot of things in Sturgeon Bay will look how they did prior to 2020 this summer, except for seeing the use of alcohol in public. Adults aged 21 and over will have more chances to utilize an entertainment area where they can choose to responsibly consume alcohol from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM. The resolution allowing drinking from unbreakable containers in the space went into effect last summer. The move is to help match the growing list of experiences in Sturgeon Bay, and 2020 was a successful trial run. City Administrator Josh VanLieshout says the city found that it worked well without major issues. They consequently choose to further suspend an ordinance prohibiting public consumption in Sturgeon Bay this year.
VanLieshout credited law enforcement, residents, and business owners with having a clear understanding of the rules and following them, helping ensure longevity.
VanLieshout adds that he thinks it will benefit the community and businesses. He notes that the resolution will be ideal for people who want to stroll the waterfront while enjoying an alcoholic beverage. Pictured below is the designated area where alcohol consumption is allowed.