April 28, 2010

Bristol's vendor rules much laxer than most

Check out reporter Jackie Majerus' story:
With policies that require lengthy applications and prohibitions selling on public streets, nearby towns have few itinerant food vendors.
Officials in Southington, Farmington, Plainville and West Hartford all said that as a rule, they don’t allow vending on their streets or town-owned property.
In Bristol, downtown restaurants are asking the city to crack down on the growing number of vendors in town, many of them operating out of parked vehicles on North Main Street across from City Hall and the court house. Supporters of the vendors are expected to turn out in force at City Hall today for a 5 p.m. Ordinance Committee meeting on the issue.
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