Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) - What You Should Know

This Thursday evening, March 25th, the Xenia City Council will vote to accept, or not, the application for a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) in Xenia. The XACC Board of Directors supports this application and has provided the City with an endorsement letter stating this. The application is very thorough and explains what the DORA allows and what it does not, the boundaries of the area and roles and rights of not only the business that provide alcoholic beverages but the other retail and service businesses located in the proposed area as well.

What it does not tell you is the positive financial and economic impact the approval of this proposal could bring to Xenia and the impact it has had on other local communities such as Wilmington, Fairborn, Springfield, Middletown and the Oregon District in Dayton. Many of the downtown businesses have voiced their support and approval as well.  will recognize the huge impact this could have on bringing more people to Xenia. More people brings more revenue, brings more community events, brings more business, brings …. 

Now it’s your turn! We need your voice heard before Xenia City Council meets and votes this Thursday, March 25 on the proposed DORA District. Here is a sample letter.   Please personalize it, include your name and address and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as quickly as possible. Your voice matters and it will greatly change and improve the way we do future events in downtown Xenia.

To learn more about what a DORA is and how it works, here is a link to the Xenia City Council agenda:  
The DORA resolution/information starts on page 21 and goes through page 40. (Much of it is pictures.) 

Please send a quick note to the Xenia Mayor and City Council before 3pm on March 25th . Remember, it doesn’t have to be fancy and it doesn’t need to be long. This is your chance to not just make Xenia Live but to help make XENIA GROW!

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