Monday, July 6, 2015

Phila. wants more sidewalk vendors

The city will accept applications for 39 Center City vending locations between June 16 and 20, and it's so keen on finding candidates, it's waiving the $50 application fee.

Phila. wants more sidewalk vendors

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The city will offer 39 Center City vending spots in a lottery.
The city will offer 39 Center City vending spots in a lottery. MICHAEL KLEIN / Philly.com
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Food trucks are settling into their zones in Center City, the Navy Yard and the college campuses.

Now, Philadelphia is going back to drum up support for the original street-food source: sidewalk vendors.

The city will accept applications for 39 Center City vending locations between June 16 and 20, and it's so keen on finding candidates, it's waiving the $50 application fee.

The solicitation and the list of locations are here.

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Some spots were simply abandoned by previous vendors, said a rep with the city.

Among them are some high-pedestrian-traffic zones: a spot on 15th Street just south of Market, for one.

I see another, on the east side of 12th Street just south of Market, that - alas - may be unavailable for a good long while if that just-announced Market Street development rips up the area.

Winning applicants will be notified in July.

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