Patriot Place to become first Massachusetts retail and entertainment center to feature Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas
August 24, 2021 – Patriot Place announced today that beginning Monday, Aug. 30, guests will be able to purchase takeout food and alcoholic beverages to be enjoyed on property in two Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas (DORA). With the start of this new service, Patriot Place will become the first retail and entertainment center in Massachusetts to feature DORA zones.
This new service allows guests to purchase takeout food and alcohol from licensed Patriot Place restaurants, hotel and entertainment venues that they can enjoy in the two DORA zones on property while watching a performance on the Patriot Place Stage, taking in the ambiance of Patriot Place, dining outside with family and friends and more. The two DORA zones are located on either end of the Patriot Place North Marketplace, with one extending from outside Bar Louie and Skipjack’s to the Grand Staircase, and the other fronted by the Renaissance Hotel and Hilton Garden Inn and ending at Six String Grill & Stage. The new service will operate daily from 12 p.m. through 9:30 p.m.
“We are thrilled to officially announce the launch of our new Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas at Patriot Place, making us the first retail and entertainment center in the state to offer this great service” said Brian Earley, Vice President and General Manager of Patriot Place. “This new offering is the best of both worlds as it will allow us to continue to serve our guests and enhance their experience while supporting our restaurants and other licensed venues. With the full support of local and public safety officials, these new DORA zones will be a safe, family-friendly option for our guests to enjoy.”
Under guidelines from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, takeout beverages will need to be in a sealed container (either a can, bottle or cup with a cover) and purchased with a food item. These new DORA zones are permitted under current Massachusetts guidelines that were recently extended through May 1, 2022. While consumption of these takeout items is designated in these two locations, all restaurants and licensed Patriot Place venues can sell food and beverages to be consumed in either DORA zone. Additionally, alcoholic beverages purchased for takeout cannot be consumed on the licensed venue’s premises and must be consumed in the DORA zones. All licensed venues will be required to post the Patriot Place DORA regulations at point of purchase and Patriot Place security and signage will be in place to ensure guests follow these guidelines.