An ordinance proposed in the City of Mishawaka, if passed, may establish an Outdoor Refreshment Area in downtown Mishawaka (in and around the Ironworks Plaza, The Mill, Biergarten and Beuter Park). There would be an established schedule when the DORA would be open which would clearly define the days of the week and hours of the DORA.
The State of Indiana passed a law on July 1st that will allow cities to designate an area for outdoor alcohol consumption.
The Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, better known as DORA, would be along the St. Joseph River and off of Main Street.
City administration and Common Council leadership believe this will help attract more visitors, people, and local businesses to the downtown area.