Open alcohol containers banned in Fort Worth entertainment district

The Fort Worth City Council voted unanimously for an ordinance that restricts drinking alcohol within the West 7th Street entertainment district.

People will no longer be allowed to have open containers of alcohol there.

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The ban includes Montgomery Plaza, Crocket Row and an area between University Drive and Carroll Street, west of downtown.

Businesses and people who live in the area said they were concerned about a sudden increase in crime and underage drinking.

“This is an initiative that I brought forward as a

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