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Savannah plans crackdown on popular St. Patrick's party spot

Posted at 10:30 AM, Feb 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-03 10:30:52-05

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah officials plan to crackdown on underage drinking and littering in one of the city's most popular St. Patrick's Day party spots.

The Savannah Morning News reports city officials want to close part of Chippewa Square and prohibit party goers from toting tents, tables and some coolers into the square.

Chippewa Square sits on the parade route in the heart of Savannah's downtown historic district. In past years, it's become known for problems with drinking and littering. Susan Broker is Savannah's director for Special Events, Film and Tourism. She says last year authorities shut down the square at 4 p.m. because of trash, underage drinking and public drunkenness.

Savannah will hold its 2019 St. Patrick's Day parade on March 16.


Information from: Savannah Morning News,