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ST. JOSEPH — Commissioners and residents expressed some concerns Monday about establishing a social district that would allow people to buy alcoholic beverages at bars or restaurants and take them to outdoor common areas for consumption.

The proposal from St. Joseph Today was intended to support local food and drink establishments that have been severely hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying restrictions.

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