Raleigh’s drink-friendly ‘social district’ could spread to Chapel Hill

An example of the type of cup used by visitors of the Raleigh social district, which can be taken out of their business of purchase and onto the street. (Sophie Mallinson / Carolina Connection)

Some North Carolina cities are helping restaurants and bars rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic is by creating Social drinking districts. That’s where customers can stroll down the sidewalk with a drink in hand. Raleigh launched its district August 15. And Chapel Hill residents may see it here soon, too.

Sophie Mallinson has the story.


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