Council Approves Village of Providence Entertainment District

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville City Council approved a motion to open yet another entertainment district in the city.

The new district would be in the Village of Providence. Councilman Will Culver proposed the district in September, and the motion passed unanimously Thursday evening.

Culver said Providence seemed like a natural fit for another entertainment district and says the proposal gained overwhelming support from the community.

The new district’s hours will be:

  • Wednesday & Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Culver says these are the extended hours that the Downtown Arts & Entertainment Districts hope to soon expand to as well.

While the hours are longer, he doesn’t want Providence residents to worry about the neighborhood being loud all weekend long.

“Just┬áto clarify some of the misconceptions, it doesn’t mean we’re going to have band playing every night from 4 -10 and until 11 on the weekends,” said Culver. “But it does say people can enjoy their freedom while they wait in line they can go across the street for one of their favorite beverages then maybe move to a different area.”

Usually there is a 30 day waiting period before the entertainment district could launch, however Culver says she hopes to expedite the process and open the Providence Entertainment District as soon as possible.