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Kansas allows for creation of 'common consumption' areas


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will now permit the consumption of alcohol outside of bars and restaurants in new designated districts.

The Topeka Capital-Journal ( ) reports that Gov. Sam Brownback signed legislation Wednesday which creates "common consumption" areas.

Topeka leaders have been working to create the districts since 2008, with the hopes that it will add entertainment possibilities to the area.

Vince Frye, who leads Downtown Topeka Inc., says the permanent districts will assist groups that currently apply for a permit every time they host an event.

Mike Morse...

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