Beginning this afternoon, shoppers and patrons in downtown Wooster will be able to drink alcohol while walking around outside.  The city’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, which was approved by city council members last month, will officially take effect at four o’clock.  Signs will be posted in the windows of downtown retailers letting people know where they can buy drinks, where they can consume them and at which locations the drinks will still be prohibited.  Weekday hours for the designated drinking area will be 4pm to 11pm, while extended hours on the weekend will run from 10am to 11pm.