DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The City of Dothan amended its alcohol ordinance.

This portion of the ordinance pertains to the Entertainment District in Downtown Dothan.

Now, during Downtown events, between 11 a.m. and midnight the city is allowing visitors to legally carry out alcoholic beverages from the establishment they purchased and still be able to walk in the downtown area.

Right now, the current ordinance prohibits downtown visitors from carrying out alcoholic beverages.

Mayor Saliba said amending the ordinance goes hand in hand with the future plans for downtown.

“This is apart one small piece of a bigger picture of what eventually we want our downtown to look like with people coming to relax and, eat, enjoy music and arts.”

Nearly all of the commissioners voted in favor of the amended ordinance except for one.