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24HourDallas hosts inaugural Copper Star Certification Celebration
honoring 44 nighttime businesses becoming Copper Star Certified

DALLAS, TX (August 16, 2022) — 24HourDallas invites members of the public and media to an awards ceremony at The Rose Room at Station 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2022. During the ceremony, Dallas’ City Manager, T.C. Broadnax will give keynote remarks discussing the importance of Dallas’ nighttime economy and congratulating these 44 businesses representing over 50 locations on their achievements. The Copper Star Certification is a voluntary, accreditation program, modeled after other successful programs including Best Bar None, the Purple Flag Program, and the Arlington Restaurant Initiative to increase safety and reduce alcohol-related harms.

“We cannot be more thrilled for our 44 nighttime establishments who have taken it upon themselves to earn the Copper Star Certification over the course of the last six months,” said Keith Foster, 24HourDallas Board President. “These businesses exemplify what it means to be a good neighbor and will continue to add to Dallas’ safety, inclusion, and vibrancy at night. We look forward to their continued contributions to Dallas’ nighttime economy and hopefully recertifying them all for another 2 years at the end of 2023.”

The launch of the annual Copper Star Certification Celebration is an extension of 24HourDallas’ Good Neighbor Initiative (GNI), started in December 2021. The GNI is a comprehensive, community-based program that aims to create safer nights out and borrows from the evidencebased, effective Safe Night LLC program. 24HourDallas’ Copper Star Certification Program also includes a 6” 2022-23 Copper Star Certified medallion that each Copper Star Certified business can display on the exterior or interior of their facility and a $500 microgrant that they can dedicate to making their establishment more nighttime friendly.

24HourDallas previously hosted Women U-Night on March 8 to launch a Women’s Night Safety Charter and partnered with the City of Dallas for a Clubs, Pubs, and Bars kick-off meeting on July 19, 2022. “24HourDallas and its Copper Star Certified businesses are leading by example in the City of Dallas,” said Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax. “As the City of Dallas strives to promote R.E.A.L. change, we recognize the valuable contributions these businesses have made to be more responsible, equitable, accountable, and legitimate parts of Dallas’ growing nighttime economy”

“ is committed to reducing alcohol-related harms, and we are proud to replicate components of the Safe Night program on a larger scale with 24HourDallas. This proven, collaborative model unites the hospitality industry with law enforcement to achieve our common goal of a vibrant and safe nighttime environment. Our ongoing meetings with the City of Dallas and Safe Night training sessions play a critical role in our shared goal,” said Brandy Nannini, Senior Vice President, Responsibility Initiatives, Ms. Nannini will speak on behalf of 24HourDallas’ national partners, including Pernod Ricard USA, a premium spirits and wine company in the U.S, and Safe Night LLC, an organization that works with local governments and public/private partnerships to increase trust, safety, and economic viability of municipal nightlife.

Beginning in January 2023, 24HourDallas will recruit the next class of nighttime businesses wishing to achieve the Copper Star Certification. In order to achieve the Copper Star Certification, each business met a points-based threshold from over 100 criteria in four categories (safety and well-being, internal operations, community relations, and appeal and attractiveness) and hosted site visits in July to verify their self-assessments. 24HourDallas relies on the support of volunteers, municipal agencies, business owners, and the community to not only create a safer nighttime environment, but also address unconscious bias towards those who work and participate in nighttime events by advocating for diversity and inclusivity in the nighttime economy.

About 24HourDallas
Founded in 2020, 24HourDallas is focused on creating a safe, inclusive, vibrant, and diverse nighttime culture for Dallas businesses, residents, and guests. Learn more at



2022-2023 Copper Star Certified Businesses:

AT&T Performing Arts Center
Ballet North Texas
Bath House Cultural Center
Bucks Cabaret
Bucks Wild
Civil Pour
Distinctive Vine Wine Lounge
Elm & Good
Greenville Avenue Pizza Company
Hello Dumpling
It’ll Do Club

Jaxon Beer Garden
JR’s Bar & Grill
Kimpton Pittman Hotel
Klyde Warren Park
Majestic Theatre
Mesero Restaurant Group
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Moody Performance Hall
One Eyed Penguin
Pegasus City Brewery
Sandaga 813
Silver City Cabaret

Station 4
Sue Ellen’s
Taco Y Vino
Thanks-Giving Square
The Cedars Union
The Exchange
The Men’s Club of Dallas
The Mining Company
The Rose Room
Three Links
Trinity Cider
Will Call

About is a national not-for-profit that aims to eliminate drunk driving and work with others to end all impaired driving, eliminate underage drinking, and empowers adults to make a lifetime of responsible alcohol choices as part of a balanced lifestyle. is funded by the following distillers: Bacardi USA, Inc.; Beam Suntory Inc.; Brown-Forman; Campari Group; Constellation Brands; DIAGEO; Edrington, Mast-Jägermeister US, Inc.; Moët Hennessy USA; Ole Smoky, LLC; Pernod Ricard USA; and William Grant & Sons. For 30 years, has transformed countless lives through programs that bring individuals, families, and communities together to inspire a lifetime of responsible alcohol choices. To learn more, please visit

About Pernod Ricard USA

Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA., the world’s second-largest spirits and wine company. Pernod Ricard employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI) and is part of the CAC 40 index. The company’s leading spirits include such prestigious brands as Absolut® Vodka, Avión® Tequila, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Malibu®, Martell® Cognac, Olmeca Altos® Tequila, Beefeater® Gin, Del Maguey® Single Village Mezcal, Monkey 47® Gin, Plymouth® Gin, Seagram’s® Extra Dry Gin, Malfy® Gin, Hiram Walker® Liqueurs, Midleton® Irish Whiskey, Powers® Irish Whiskey, Redbreast® Irish Whiskey, Aberlour® Single Malt Scotch Whisky; Lillet®; Jefferson’s® Bourbon, Smooth Ambler® Whiskey, Rabbit Hole® Whiskey, Pernod® and Ricard®; such superior wines as Jacob’s Creek®, Kenwood® Vineyards, Campo Viejo® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines.

Pernod Ricard USA is headquartered in New York, New York, and has more than 1,000 employees across the country. As “creators of conviviality,” we are committed to sustainable and responsible business practices in service of our customers, consumers, employees and the planet. Pernod Ricard USA urges all adults to consume its products responsibly and has an active program to promote responsible drinking. For more information on this, please visit:

About Safe Night

Safe Night LLC, established in January, 2018, is a consulting firm that combines the expertise of a licensed professional counselor and a career law enforcement officer to provide solutions to increase safety and economic viability for communities. Safe Night LLC trains law enforcement agencies, including local and state enforcement agencies, including police, fire marshals, code enforcement, and public health inspectors. Safe Night has years of experience in law enforcement, public policy, and social services. For more information about Safe Night LLC and the Proactive Alliance relationship-based policing approach, visit