Monday, December 2, 2013

Indianapolis Downtown Inc. to make amends for cookie crackdown

From Indianapolis-

Busted by the city for selling cookies during the Circle of Lights, the youth group at Christ Church Cathedral will receive an apology and a check from Indianapolis Downtown Inc. to make up for their lost revenues.

The nonprofit Downtown promotion group has acknowledged that it asked city code enforcement officials to do a “sweep” of unauthorized vendors selling food and other items around Monument Circle during the lighting ceremony Friday night.

“Unfortunately, the youth group’s fundraiser was caught up in that sweep,” Bob Schultz, the IDI’s vice president of marketing and communications, said Sunday.

Schultz blamed the cookie crackdown on a new city ordinance, enacted for the 2012 Super Bowl, that requires sidewalk vendors during Downtown events to get a city permit to sell their wares.

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