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The memorandum that bans new nightclubs from opening in downtown Orlando is extended until 2024

Don't expect any new nightclubs in downtown Orlando anytime soon, as the ban on new nightclub opening in downtown has been extended for a further 6 months.

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

The temporary ordinance introduced by Orlando City Council on March 20, 2023. that prevented any new nightclubs from opening in downtown Orlando has been extended.

The original moratorium that was introduced to improve safety and address negative effects caused by the nightclubs in the downtown area was set to expire on September 20 this year.

Now, following a vote by Orlando City Council, commissioners voted unanimously to extend the ban for an additional six months until March 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.

It also established a new alcohol sales permitting process that would require any club or bar that sells alcohol between midnight and 2 am to obtain a special after-midnight permitt, have metal detectors, ID scanners and added security at the cost of the business owners.

Orlando city commissioners say that they will use the 6 month extension to research further “appropriate regulations” for downtown nightclubs.

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

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