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No new nightclubs in Downtown Orlando for another 6 months as city extends moratorium on nightclubs again

Don't expect any new nightclubs in downtown Orlando for another six months, following yet another extension of the ban on new nightclub opening in downtown!

A memorandum that bans new nightclubs from opening in downtown Orlando could be extended until 2024

The City of Orlando has yet again extended a moratorium on downtown nightclubs that prevents any new nightclubs from opening in downtown.

The original moratorium that was introduced on March 20, 2023 to improve safety and address negative effects caused by the nightclubs in the downtown area was set to expire on September 20 last year, but was extended for an additional six months until March 20, 2024.

Now, following another vote by Orlando City Council, commissioners voted unanimously to extend the ban for yet another six months until Sept. 20, 2024.

The ordinance temporarily restricts the city from accepting, processing and deciding on applications for new permits and zoning approvals for nightclubs in the downtown area.

Orlando city commissioners say that they require the 6 month extension as more time is needed for city staff to research potential changes to city code that would better regulate nightclubs. in the downtown area.

It is believed that the city is looking at the regulation of alcoholic beverages, and/or changing the cities land development codes to achieve their aims of creating a safer downtown at night.

Whatever they decide, just don't expect any new clubs for at least another six months.

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A memorandum that bans new nightclubs from opening in downtown Orlando Chas been extended until 2024

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