- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Mobile’s open-container alcohol ordinance will be strictly enforced in the downtown entertainment district, Mobile police said in a statement.

That means consuming alcoholic beverages outside of entertainment venues in downtown Mobile is about to get harder for tourist and local residents, Al.com reported (https://bit.ly/29HrRRu ).

The outside consumption of alcoholic beverages will still be permitted but will come with conditions, police said.

“The Mobile Police Department would like everyone to have an enjoyable time in Downtown Mobile but safety is most important,” police said in the statement.

The size of approved alcoholic beverage containers cannot exceed 16 ounces, police said.

Also, an alcoholic beverage can be removed from a downtown licensed establishment only if it’s in a paper or plastic cup with a commercially printed name and/or logo of a designated licensee.

Paper or plastic cups with a special logo “LODA” logo obtained from Main Street Mobile are also approved containers for alcoholic beverages, authorities said.

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