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Main Street Pontiac Announces the Creation of “The Circuit” Social District

As many people know, Dobrusin Law Firm shareholder Daniela Walters is an avid supporter of our hometown of Pontiac. In 2017, she co-founded Main Street Pontiac, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a vibrant, safe, and inclusive downtown in Pontiac by collaborating with partners in the city, and she currently serves as treasurer.

Earlier this year, Main Street Pontiac, together with City leadership and downtown restaurants, was able to create the structure for and launch downtown Pontiac’s own social district, “The Circuit.” Overseen by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, a social district designation allows licensed and permitted bars and restaurants to sell alcoholic drinks on their premises to customers for consumption off-premises within the social district boundaries.

The Circuit lets visitors purchase alcoholic beverages from one of the participating venues and stroll downtown Pontiac, as long as they adhere to these rules:

  • Order from one of the participating venues, including Exferimentation Brewing Company, Fillmore 13 Brewery, Charlene’s, Alley Cat Cafe, Little MO, Liberty Bar, and Lafayette Grande.
  • Use the designated labeled and disposable cup provided by each participating venue for alcoholic consumption within the district and dispose of cups properly.
  • Enjoy responsibly by being safe and using good judgment.

Visitors are asked to remain on the designated sidewalks (Saginaw Street and Lawrence Street), alleys (West Alley), and common areas (Hidden River, Saginaw Green “Yellow Chair”) within The Circuit.

The Dobrusin Law Firm is proud to be part of the Pontiac community. We applaud Daniela, the Main Street Pontiac Board of Directors, and the city government for creating opportunities to bring people downtown.

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