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Friday, September 16, 2016

City of Prescott against vendors and food trucks during Flood Run

The City of Prescott is making sure businesses on Broad St. are allowed to conduct business during this weekend's fall Flood Run.

In an email distributed to the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, City Administrator Jayne Brand wrote the city does not want vendors or food trucks taking up space on the sidewalk or in parking spots. Only vendors who've worked out previous arrangements with local businesses, are acceptable.

"As the city we have taken the stand this is the weekend for businesses to make money," Brand wrote.  "If anyone contacts us about wanting to be a vendor we are telling them no but if they can work out something with a business that is the businesses right.

"We are asking if you plan to be outside you stay on the sidewalk but leave an area on the sidewalk to let people pass.  Setting up in parking stalls will not be allowed– all the parking is needed on this weekend.   We also do not want the food trucks to be a part of this weekend.     

"Also a reminder alcohol beverages will not be allowed on the sidewalks or streets.  We are asking your help to regulate this.   The Officers will have enough to just keeping the traffic moving."

The Flood Run is a bi-annual motorcyle rally and ride from Lake St. Croix Beach to Winona, Minn. which operates on roads on both sides of the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers. The rally and ride has been in existence since the late 1960s and raises money for Gillette's Childrens Hospital. It draws thousands of bikers and fills the streets of downtown Prescott in April and September.

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