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Alderman Seeks Rules Change for Mobile Vendors

Food Trucks, Snow Cone Stands Limited to 90 Days

Posted: February 25, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Lauren French, left, holds out a Robert Redford pie for Janette Litaker to inspect Friday at Parks Purity Pie Co. at the Yacht Club, a collection of businesses working out of trailers, on North College Avenue in Fayetteville.

Alderman Matthew Petty wants to see rules for mobile vendors changed as more food trucks, snow cone stands and Airstream trailers open shop in parking lots.

At A Glance

The following businesses obtained mobile vending permits in 2012, excluding fireworks stands and Bikes, Blues & BBQ merchants. Sidewalk vendors and transient merchants receive separate permits under city code.

-Arkansas Helicopters - 3543 N. College Ave.

-Arkansas Helicopters - 4618 N. College Ave.

-Bulldogs Hot Dogs - 216 W. Dickson St.

-Coffee Beans & Dreams - 3075 N. College Ave.

-Flannel Shack - 824 N. College Ave.

-Freebird - 617 N. College Ave.

-Goldfinch Farm - 547 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

-Grey Dog - 617 N. College Ave.

-Hawaiian Brian's - 617 N. College Ave.

-Kind Kitchen - 617 N. College Ave.

-Mason Creek Farm - 224 N. East Ave.

-MGB Photography* - 617 N. College Ave.

-Mountain Crepes - 608 W. Dickson St.

-Nomad's Natural Plate* - 205 W. Dickson St.

-Pigmint Floral & Event Design 617 N. College Ave.

-Pollo a la Parrilla - 750 S. Beechwood Ave.

-Roy Sigears - 2285 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

-Shave the Planet - 3575 Shiloh Drive

-Spirit Zone - 1369 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

-Sturdi's Sho-Nuff BBW - 731 S. Razorback Road

-Tin Man Creative - 617 N. College Ave.

-Tropical Sno - 464 E. Joyce Blvd.

-Tropical Sno - 637 E. Joyce Blvd.

-Tropical Sno - 2818 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

-Tropical Sno - 3065 N. College Ave.

*Exempt from 90-day requirement

Source: City of Fayetteville

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A collection of businesses working out of trailers on North College Avenue in Fayetteville. (By: Samantha Baker)

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There shouldn't be any limit to the number of days mobile vendors stay open. Let them stay open 365 days a year like New York or Chicago. It's a different business model than brick and motor stores with its own set of pros and cons.

Posted by: jay91

February 25, 2013 at 11:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I agree with jay91, We are a growing community, and we need to accomadate those of us who use these businesses. By the way Maggie Moos sells ice cream not shaved ice.

Posted by: MATYCHY

February 25, 2013 at 5:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )