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Denver works to legalize children’s lemonade stands

Author: Associated Press - August 31, 2018 - Updated: August 31, 2018

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Denver officials are working to legalize children’s lemonade stands after police shut down a neighborhood stand earlier this year for lacking the proper city permits.

The Denver Post reports Jennifer Knowles’ three boys were operating a stand in Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood over Memorial Day weekend, but their business venture supporting a charitable cause was shut down following a visit by police.

The officers told the family that they needed three different permits, including one that costs $100.

City council members gave preliminary approval Wednesday for a bill that would allow children to sell lemonade, coffee or tea at a neighborhood stand. The measure would pose restrictions, including an operating limit of 84 days per year and the children would be prohibited from selling near permitted food vendors.

Associated Press

Associated Press