Mayor Cooper order limits alcohol possession, open consumption in Downtown, Midtown

Posted at 5:29 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 19:25:19-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Mayor Cooper has issued a new health order that limits alcohol consumption and late-night sales in most of Downtown and Midtown Nashville.

Public Health Order 10, which goes into effect at 5 p.m. Saturday, places the following limits within two geographic areas in Nashville:

  • the open consumption or possession in an open container of any alcoholic beverage outside of permitted establishments
  • any sale of alcohol by a restaurant except when sold for consumption on premises or for off-premises delivery
  • any sale of alcohol by a limited service restaurant or bar except when sold for off-premises delivery
  • all curbside and to-go sales of alcoholic beverages.

Areas impacted downtown are the loop inside of 14th Avenue South, Downtown Greenway, 1st Avenue North, Union Street and Broadway. Areas in midtown largely between I-40 and 23rd avenue are impacted.

See the maps below for the full impacted regions:

Previous orders still in effect already require all restaurants to shut down between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., and bars remain closed across Metro Nashville.