Sidelined vendors rally against sidewalk sales ban - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Sidelined vendors rally against sidewalk sales ban

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

Atlanta's street vendors and their supporters marched in front of City Hall on Monday to protest of ban on sales on city sidewalks.

Some 75 vendors marched down Capitol Avenue, where they used to set up stands, to City Hall.

The street vendors say they are fighting for their financial lives and unable to work at any of the Braves homes games. They demanded to be allowed to return to conducting street vending.

The mayor refused to renew permits at the beginning of the year after a judge's ruling that disallowed a city decision to place all vendors under one company.

The vendors aren't the only ones who have taken a financial hit. Some fans miss the discounts they used to get on products before they entered Turner Field.

The mayor's office said that nothing has changed after Monday's demonstration. They said they have no comment because it's a pending legal matter.

Today's HOT TOPIC question?
 - Atlanta street vendors & supporters will gather at City Hall today in an effort to overturn a ban on sales on city sidewalks. Which side are you on? Post your responses at the FOX 5 Atlanta Facebook page!

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:03:45 GMT
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
  • Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:05 GMT
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
  • Savannah police seek leads on 2 weekend killings

    Savannah police seek leads on 2 weekend killings

    Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
    Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices