Downtown Raleigh bar and restaurant owners and patrons navigate the new sidewalk curfew passed by city leaders that began on August 14, 2015. The curfew prohibits patrons from drinking on sidewalk patio areas after midnight Sunday-Thursday and after 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday. The new rules aim to reduce the number of people on the sidewalks around Fayetteville Street. Video by Jill Knightemail@example.com
Every Raleigh City Council seat is up for election on Oct. 6, and the vote to institute new sidewalk rules has become a talking point for some challengers who are targeting younger voters, specifically.