Deerfield Township Opens Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area at Deerfield Towne Center

June 1, 2021
Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, WARREN COUNTY, OHIO – Deerfield Township is officially launching a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) at Deerfield Towne Center.


A DORA allows patrons 21 years of age and older to purchase alcoholic beverages from participating, permitted businesses in a designated cup then explore, sip, and shop within a defined area.


Section 4301.82 of the Ohio Revised Code authorizes townships with populations more than thirty-five thousand (35,000) to create DORAs up to three hundred twenty (320) contiguous acres or one-half square mile.


“Establishing a DORA is yet another tool to help promote the township as a destination for dining, retail, and entertainment,” said Deerfield Township Board of Trustees President Kristin Malhotra. “We are excited to offer this as an opportunity to bring in more business for our retailers and an entertainment option for our community.”


Deerfield Towne Center is proud to partner with Deerfield Township on the creation of the DORA.


“We are excited to partner with Deerfield Township on the DORA initiative so we can continue to empower our retailers, engage our community and facilitate an energetic guest experience at Deerfield Towne Center,” said Billy Andrews, Senior General Manager, RPT Realty. “The partnership is an indication of the exciting atmosphere we work to cultivate at Deerfield Towne Center, and we look forward to DORA’s success here.”


The kick-off event, “Groovin’ in the Grove,” will take place from 6:00PM – 8:00 PM on Friday, June 4, 2021. The event will feature live music from The Soul Pocket Band, as well as games and free donuts, while supplies last.


After June 4, the DORA will be in effect year-round during the following hours of operation:


  • Monday through Thursday - 6:00PM to Midnight
  • Friday through Sunday - 12:00PM (Noon) to Midnight


More information about the DORA, including a list of frequently asked questions and rules, can be found by visiting


ABOUT DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP: Deerfield Township is a vibrant community of nearly 40,000 residents who enjoy a diverse housing stock, excellent schools, a top notch park system, and a bustling retail and entertainment scene. It is the most populous jurisdiction in Warren County comprising over 16 square miles in southwest corner of Warren County and borders both Hamilton and Butler Counties. The Township Administration is committed to providing a thriving and safe community for its residents, businesses and visitors. For more information about Deerfield Township please visit:


ABOUT DEERFIELD TOWNE CENTER: Deerfield Towne Center is the premier lifestyle shopping center, located at Irwin Simpson Road and Mason Montgomery Road in Deerfield Township. It is home to a number of leading national anchor tenants including Whole Foods Market, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Crunch Fitness, buybuy Baby, Ashley Furniture and a 16-screen Regal Cinema Stadium 16. The center also features an exciting mix of specialty retailers including COhatch, Chico’s, Evereve, Panera Bread, Rusty Bucket Corner Tavern, Condado Tacos, Ulta Beauty, AKT and StretchLab. Deerfield Towne Center is owned and operated by RPT Realty, (NYSE: RPT).