A plea by restaurant owners to impose restrictions on downtown food vendors met with a storm of opposition at Wednesday’s Ordinance Committee meeting.
John Rudnick, a resident, said there is widespread support for the vendors in the community.
Rudnick said the hard-working, blue collar people of the city — “the heart of Bristol” — like to get a hot dog from an outdoor cart when they’re dirty, sweaty and don’t want to go to a sit-down restaurant.
About 100 people packed the City Council chambers to lend support to the vendors. A petition handed in by a vendor’s wife contained nearly 2,300 signatures backing the embattled food sellers who line North Main Street. CLICK HERE FOR STORY
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