May 30, 1990 |
Woodbury's City Council voted 8-1 last night to adopt stringent restrictions for people seeking to vend on public sidewalks in the city. Under the new ordinance, similar to one passed in Haddonfield last year, vendors must change locations at least 25 feet every every half-hour. Vendors would have to move at least 25 feet every 15 minutes unless they had a line of customers, in which case they could stay stay 15 minutes more before moving. A vendor could not return to the same spot during a 24-hour period.
June 28, 1991 |
Center City's 380 street vendors will have to wait until after the summer to find out whether 80 of them will be legislated out of existence. Councilwoman Marian Tasco yesterday held a vending reform bill until after Council's summer recess, because she was unable to muster the nine votes necessary to pass it. The bill would have mapped out 300 locations where vending would be allowed in Center City - from Front Street to 22nd and from Race...
June 19, 1991
At first glance, it looked as if nothing much had changed last week in the fractious debate over how to reform Philadelphia's largely unregulated street- vending industry. In appearances before City Council, vendors griped that a new system of assigned sidewalk spots would still cramp their style. Meanwhile, a chamber of commerce lobbyist carped about the need to keep east- west blocks in Center City "pristine and uncluttered" by vendors. But wait . . . one . . . minute. While some of the main players continued to fight the long war, a Council committee declared a truce.
March 5, 1986 |
The Goode administration's effort to revamp street-vending regulations in Philadelphia was derailed yesterday by City Council members who stalled the bill in committee, saying it was inadequate. City Managing Director James S. White told a joint Council committee that it would take no more than 30 days for city officials to implement the administration's proposal. The bill calls for the establishment of two underground vending malls in Center City, a point system to monitor frequent vending violators and the hiring of nine more inspectors to enforce city vending laws.
November 13, 1989 |
Faced with dramatic changes in the nature and number of street vendors, the Goode administration soon will propose a radical overhaul of the city's widely abused laws and regulations on street vending. Drafted by Licenses and Inspections Commissioner Don Kligerman, the proposals seek to balance the often-competing interests of vendors, established businesses, pedestrians and residents in Center City and at neighborhood commercial strips. The proposals, contained in a policy paper that Goode is expected to endorse publicly in the next week or so, start with the widely accepted premise that the present law has led to rampant lawlessness, ineffective enforcement, a cluttered and littered streetscape, and sometimes violent confrontations among vendors.
July 19, 2005
THE EXPLANATION by City Solicitor Romulo Diaz of the Live 8 vending process made me laugh (letters, July 18). The mayor's brother has his hands deep in the city's pockets. Don't tell me that his company was chosen partly because he is a minority company. Let's call it like it is. He is the mayor's brother, and that's why he got the business. This is the story with this city government. The problem is, everybody just looks the other way. Well, that's not my style. I call it like I see it. What kills me is that you expect the people of this city to swallow what you wrote.
June 30, 1990 |
Steven Bodner has won the latest battle in the Haddonfield hot-dog wars. The Appellate Division of New Jersey Superior Court this week upheld a lower court ruling that Haddonfield's zoning ordinance, which prohibits street vending in its business district, is unconstitutional. Camden County Superior Court Judge Paul A. Lowengrub had ruled in July 1989 that the ordinance existed "only to protect the established business community in the borough" and not "to permissibly regulate peddling" along Kings Highway.
August 11, 2008 |
CHICAGO - Best Buy Co. Inc. plans to add a dozen vending kiosks inside major airports across the country as part of a new pilot program called "Best Buy Express," company executives said. The nation's largest consumer electronics retailer is partnering with ZoomSystems, a San Francisco-based vending machine company, for the project that will install the small automated stores at eight airports. The machines will stock cell phone and computer accessories, along with digital cameras, portable data storage devices, headphones, travel adapters, electronic chargers and other gadgets.
November 27, 1999 |
John J. O'Neill, 69, a retired vending and food services company manager, died Wednesday at his Plymouth Meeting home. He had suffered a stroke a few years ago. In 1995, he retired as a general manager for ARA Services Inc. and its successor, Aramark Corp., a food vending and food management company, where he had been employed for 35 years. Previously, he worked for 16 years at Imhoff's restaurant in Philadelphia's Germantown section, where he became a manager. Mr. O'Neill was a member of the Pennsylvania Automatic Merchandising Council.
July 18, 2005
IT IS disappointing that even when the Daily News acknowledges that the prime contract for vending rights with Festival Food Management for Live 8 was awarded as part of a competitive process, the headline still reads "Milton Street Got Part of No-Bid Live 8 Contract. " In the days leading up to the July Fourth weekend, city lawyers negotiating the contract with Live 8 producers reserved the right to sell vending rights and partially offset city costs. Given time constraints and the need to have an experienced prime vendor managing up to 250 locations on the Parkway, the city sought and received written proposals from Festival Food, which has years of experience in handling the Sunoco Welcome America!