GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The Greenville City Council unanimously voted Thursday to approve the social districts for the Uptown Greenville and Dickinson Avenue area.

The change will allow people to carry alcoholic beverages in and out of participating businesses in the social district from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Drinks will have to be in designated cups. Greenville Mayor P.J. Connelly said the social district will officially be put into effect in about 45 days. He said that’ll allow time for signage to be installed, and for officials and the public to learn the laws of the social district.

“I think it’s very important that we continue to get feedback from the public, we want to make sure that this is successful, we want to make sure we know what is going well, and what’s not going well, so we can make adjustments,” Connelly said.