downtown middletown
community entertainment district

In 2013, Downtown Middletown Inc, in collaboration with the City of Middletown and downtown business and property owners, worked towards the creation of the Downtown Middletown Community Entertainment District.

The creation of the district in downtown Middletown opened up 11 total new D5J liquor permits available through the Ohio Department of Liquor Control. Current cost of the D5J license is $2,344 annually.

A newly emerging or expanding businesses would apply directly to the State of Ohio Department of Liquor Control for their permit. Only those within the district boundaries below are eligible, and permits cannot be sold or transferred outside of the designated district. For more information about the Downtown Middletown Community Entertainment District, feel free to reach out to us at