By Bria Brown

(CBS DETROIT) – Royal Oak plans to establish a new “social district” that would allow people to consume alcohol outside while downtown.

The city commission approved the district, which creates a special zone with signs showing where people can walk and drink.

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It would also give people specially marked cups showing who is allowed to drink.

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Cities are allowed to create these social districts for outdoor drinking all thanks to a new Michigan law, originally signed to promote outdoor gatherings with social distancing.

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