Archive for Monday, June 22, 2009

City has approved street vendor licenses for three sidewalk stands

June 22, 2009


Lawrence street vendors are licensed by the city clerk’s office.

Only food, flowers or nonalcoholic beverages can be sold from a stand.

City code allows for one stand to be located on either the southwest or northeast corners of Massachusetts Street at Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and 10th streets. A stand also can be located on the west side of the 800 block of Massachusetts Street, near the mid-block crosswalk.

First-year vendors must pay $300 per year, plus $50 per month. Vendors who have renewed pay $200 per year, plus $50 per month.

The city has issued three permits for the year — one for the hot dog stand and two for shaved ice vendors.


Cordelia Brown 9 years ago

Correction! Last paragraph should read:

"The city has issued three permits for the year -- one for the hot dog stand, one for a shaved ice vendor, and one for an Italian Ice vendor."

Wiki the two to learn the difference. Italian Ice is hand-scooped into a cup, much like ice cream. Italian Ice's fruit, water and sugar are made into a creamy product using the same methods by which ice cream is made. Italian Ice just uses water instead of milk and cream in the process.

Cordelia Brown Green Violin Italian Ice SW corner of 8th and Massachusetts

cowboy 8 years, 12 months ago

i wanna git me one o them there licneses. LJW are you using an Arkansas spell checker lately ?

BigPrune 8 years, 12 months ago

How does one wash their hands with soap and water when they are a street vendor?

dandelion 8 years, 12 months ago

They probably wash them when they use the bathroom in whatever business they use, and keep wet rags around when they get something sticky on their hands. How many more times do they need to wash their hands? A little germ paranoid, are we?

BMI 8 years, 12 months ago

We need some like you see on Anthony Bourdain's show. Food that the locals crave with real spicy flavor that you can fill up on like a handful of chopped meats in a torilla of some kind. Or chiccarones.Let's go carnival. Funnel cakes and corndogs anyone?

Left_handed 8 years, 12 months ago

Why would an ice vendor have to be shaved?

Cordelia Brown 8 years, 11 months ago

Big Prune,

Yes, all food vendors with carts in Kansas have to have a hand-washing sink, at least. You can see in the Sun Dog Food vendor's cart he has four sinks. That's because he serves "potentially hazardous foods" like meat products.
Just Chillin', the Hawaiin shaved ice stand at 10th and Mass, and my business, Green Violin Italian Ice, each need one sink, a hand-washing sink. Our flavoured ices contain no dairy so they are not considered "potentially hazardous foodstuffs." Fruit, water and sugar is all, plus some food colourings to brighten it up.
Also, Just Chillin' AND Green Violin Italian Ice use wooden spoons and clear cornstarch cups which dissolve quicker in the trash heap than plastic tablewares.

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