Thursday, August 28, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

32 businesses sign Picnic Day agreement

By
February 11, 2011 |

Thirty-two Davis businesses with licenses to sell alcohol have committed themselves to responsible hospitality practices on Picnic Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 16, the Davis Downtown Business Association announced.

The 13-point Picnic Day Community Covenant highlights moderation and appropriate use of alcoholic beverages.

Of the 32 Alcoholic Beverage Control license-holders who have signed the agreement as of Wednesday, 25 are in the downtown Davis area, where a majority of the Picnic Day-related drunkenness, arrests and other incidents occurred last year.

The DDBA has taken the lead with introducing the covenant to downtown bars and restaurants, while the Davis Chamber of Commerce is communicating the importance of the initiative to ABC license-holders throughout the rest of the city, a news release said.

“We are encouraged by the increase in interest in covenant participation, in the past two weeks, in particular,” Joy Cohan, DDBA director, said in the release. “As spring approaches and Picnic Day draws nearer, I think the memories of last year’s difficulties are returning, and restaurants and retailers are realizing that it’s up to them to take the lead in preserving Picnic Day as a Davis tradition, and maintaining Davis’ reputation as a family-friendly, health and fitness-conscious community throughout the year.”

There are approximately 115 ABC license-holders in the city of Davis, with more than 60 of those concentrated downtown. The total includes bars, restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores, wineries and breweries and a few specialty stores.

“The DDBA and Chamber of Commerce will continue to work with businesses one-on-one to encourage community unity in avoiding practices such as alcohol sales prior to 11 a.m. and the use of price promotions or specials that encourage over-consumption of alcohol, among the 13 points of agreement,” the news release said.

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Testimony in Marsh trial starts Tuesday

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    School’s back, with gradual return to smaller classes

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    New live-work project approved for Del Rio Place

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Marcy finds her place in the DHS Hall of Fame

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    For the record

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

     
    Russian columns enter Ukraine

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Lawmakers approve groundwater management bill

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Quake is major test for hard-luck city

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    Do you have a project for the noon Rotary club?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Learn about Girl Scouting at meeting

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Low-income Davis homeowners can save money and go green

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Employee parking permits downtown streamlined

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A4

     
    Prospective foster parents welcome

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Davis Media Access: Get involved in community media

    By Autumn Labbe-Renault | From Page: A4

     
    ‘Art of Acting’ offered at Senior Center

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Tai chi classes set at Davis Senior Center

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Stroll Through History highlights Beamer Park

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    All are welcome at monthly sing-along

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    Hosts sought to befriend international visitors

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    Museum wants your old Davis High School yearbooks

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    .

    Forum

    Lunch at the big table, again

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Perfectly good playground?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

    Work on gun control instead

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

     
    Military has too much money

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

    Put flowers in our hair

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

     
    Give cops the ability to protect

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

    Don’t let MRAP be a tool for bigger mistakes

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    Yes, mother’s milk is best

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

     
    .

    Sports

    Gould, Shaw won’t dwell on it, but Biggs remembers The Upset

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    No. 8 keeps Republic unbeaten streak at 8

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    DHS boys look to win seventh soccer section title

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    New attitude, new stadium for 2014 UCD field hockey

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Sports briefs: Aggie men ranked 11th in water polo poll

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

     
    Dunning picks Cupcake Week

    By Bob Dunning | From Page: B2

    Youth roundup: Judges like what they see from Davis Diamonds

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    Baseball roundup: Huge inning helps Cats in Nashville

    By Staff and wire reports | From Page: B8

    .

    Features

    Local teacher and artist turns 100

    By Lily Holmes | From Page: A10 | Gallery

     
    100 years’ worth of stories

    By Lily Holmes | From Page: A10 | Gallery

    .

    Arts

     
    Ethereal dream pop to illuminate Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

    By Anthony Siino | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    Well-known artist will be juror for exhibition

    By Lily Holmes | From Page: A11

     
    Outdoor art classes to close out summer

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    Margarita Elizondo

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A2

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Thursday, August 28, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B6