Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Street Vendors May Return to Downtown Dallas

Dallas considers relaxing rules that currently discourage downtown street vendors. Dallas considers relaxing rules that currently discourage downtown street vendors, with thoughts that flower, souvenir and food carts could make downtown more exciting.Promoting downtown street vendors is the goal of a plan in the works at Dallas City Hall.Downtown boosters have been after the city for some time to make changes to city codes that they say discourage street vendors from doing business."It wasn't convenient," said John Crawford with Downtown Dallas Inc. "We want these changes to be an improvement, not an impediment."Downtown Dallas officer workers on their lunch break Monday said they miss the hot dog vendor who used to be at the corner of Akard and Main."I think it would be good to give people more choices, more lunchtime food, and things of that nature," officer worker Cordell Hudson said.See: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-Encourages-Downtown-Street-Vendors-133849493.html for complete article.
By Ken Kalthoff|  Monday, Nov 14, 2011  |  Updated 7:24 PM CST