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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 8.108A VENDORS

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Chapter 8.108A
VENDORS

Sections:

8.108A.010 Definitions.
8.108A.020 Vending prohibited--Exceptions.
8.108A.030 Vending districts designated.
8.108A.040 Applicability.

8.108A.010 Definitions.

"City park" means any area maintained by the Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry including any sidewalk immediately adjacent to such area but not extending past the curbline of such sidewalk.

"Festival vendor" means any person who sells or offers for sale any goods, wares, merchandise, flowers, horticultural products, services, food or beverages from a booth, stall, stand, table, wagon, pushcart, handcart or other vehicle, or from a pack, basket or similar container, or hand held display at a parade, fair or festival for which the City has issued a permit.

"Itinerant vendor" means any person who engages in a temporary or transient business in the City, selling goods, wares, merchandise, flowers, horticultural products, services, food or beverages, and who for the purpose of carrying on such business, hires, leases or occupies any building or enclosed structure, or any portion thereof, for the exhibition or sale of goods, wares or merchandise.

"Roadway" means that portion of the street or alley, excluding the median if any, between the regularly established curbs, or that portion ordinarily used for vehicular traffic.

"Sampling" means to knowingly distribute or furnish without charge, or cause to be furnished or distributed without charge any goods, wares, merchandise, flowers, horticultural products, food or beverages from a table, wagon, pushcart, handcart or other non-motorized vehicle, or from a pack, basket or similar container, or hand held display.

"Sidewalk" means that portion of a street, intended for the use of pedestrians, between the curbline or lateral boundary of a roadway and the adjacent property line.

"Sidewalk vendor" means any person who sells or offers for sale on any public sidewalk or public right of way, other than a roadway or roadway median, any goods, wares, merchandise, flowers, horticultural products, services, food or beverages from a booth, stall, stand, table, wagon, pushcart, handcart or other non-motorized vehicle, or from a pack, basket or similar container, or hand held display.

"Soulard market area" means the area bounded by Lafayette Street on the south, Seventh Street on the east, Marion Street on the north and Interstate highway 55 on the west.

"Vehicle vendor" means any person who sells or offers for sale on any public roadway any goods, wares, merchandise, flowers, horticultural products, services, food or beverages from a wagon, pushcart, handcart or other vehicle.

"Vend or vending" means to sell or offer for sale any goods, wares, merchandise, flowers, horticultural products, services, food or beverages.
(Ord. 66655 1, 2005: prior: Ord. 65061 2, 2000.)

8.108A.020 Vending prohibited--Exceptions.

No person shall sell or offer for sale or permit the offering or selling of any goods, wares, merchandise, flowers, horticultural products, services, food or beverages upon any public sidewalk, street, roadway, or roadway median within the City of St. Louis except in those areas designated by ordinance as Vending Districts.
(Ord. 65061 3, 2000.)

8.108A.030 Vending districts designated.

The following areas are designated as Vending Districts within the City of St. Louis. Except for those vending businesses located in The Wharf Vending District as regulated by the provisions of Ordinance 61362, every vending business operated within a Vending District shall comply with the rules and regulations adopted in the ordinance codified in this chapter.

A. "Downtown Vending District" shall mean the area bounded by the east side of Fourth Street on the east, and the centerlines of Cole Street on the north, Eighteenth Street on the west and Chouteau Street on the south.

B. "City Park Vending Districts" shall mean any area maintained by the Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry.

C. "Wharf Vending District" as defined and regulated by Ordinance 61362, June 6, 1989.

D. "Meramec Street Vending District" shall mean the area bounded by the west curb line of South Broadway south from the south curb line of Meramec Street to the southernmost part of the lot numbered 4257 South Broadway; and on Ohio Street from the south curb line of Meramec Street to the north curb line of South Broadway provided such vendors are licensed as provided herein. Licensed vendors in this district may sell agricultural products and flowers only.

E. "24th Ward Vending District" shall mean the area beginning at the intersection of the western City limits and the Daniel Boone Expressway and proceeding along the centerlines in a generally clockwise direction northeast to Oakland, east to Graham, south to Manchester, east to Hampton, south to the St. Louis and San Francisco railroad tracks, east to Kingshighway, south to Southwest, southwest to Brannon, south to Arsenal, west to Hampton, north to Southwest, west to Clifton, northwest to Columbia, south to Southwest, west to the St. Louis and San Francisco railroad tracks, southwest to Arsenal, west to Ellendale, north to the Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks, southwest to the City limits, and north to the point of beginning.

F. "The Grand Boulevard Vending District" shall mean the area along Grand Boulevard from Natural Bridge Avenue to Interstate Highway 70.

G. "The 14th Ward Vending District" shall mean the area beginning at the intersection of Chippewa and Macklind and proceeding in a generally clockwise direction along the centerlines east to Kingshighway, north to Beck, east to Ridgewood, south to Chippewa, east to Meramec, east to Gravois, south to the railroad tracks, southeast to Gustine, south to Delor, west to Ray, south to Walsh, west to Morganford, northwest to Gravois, southwest to Bates, east to Morganford, south to Federer, west to Carlsbad, south to Holly Hills, west to Kingshighway, north to Eichelberger, west to Macklind, north to the point of beginning.

H. "The 4th Ward Vending District" shall mean the area beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of Vandeventer and Evans, and proceeding along the centerlines in a generally clockwise direction west to Marcus, north to Ashland, east to Sarah, south to Greer, east to Clay, north to Sullivan, east to Vandeventer, south to Greer, east to Prairie, south to Page, west to Vandeventer and north to the point of beginning.

I. Reserved.

J. "Midtown Neighborhood Vending District" shall mean the area bounded by Chouteau Avenue on the south, Leffingwell Avenue on the east, Vandeventer Avenue on the west, and Delmar Boulevard and Olive Street via North Compton Avenue on the north.

K. "Tiffany Neighborhood Vending District" shall mean the area bounded by Chouteau Avenue on the north, Interstate 44 on the south, Grand Boulevard on the east and 39th Street on the west.

L. "Covenant Blu/Grand Center Neighborhood Vending District" shall mean the area bounded by Dr. Martin L. King Drive to the north, North Compton Avenue to the east, Olive Street to the south, and North Vandeventer Avenue to the west.
(Ord. No. 68603, 1, 2, 3-16-2010: prior: Ord. No. 68588, 1, 3-16-2010; Ord. No. 68108, 1, 9-24-2008: Ord. 66860 1, 2005; Ord. 65061 4, 2000.)

8.108A.040 Applicability.

This chapter shall not be construed to forbid merchants occupying with their goods, wares, merchandise, flowers, food or beverages, a limited portion of the sidewalk adjacent to the property occupied by them in conformity with the conditions of a permit obtained from the Department of Streets or the Board of Public Service, or prevent or prohibit the sale or offering for sale any goods, wares, merchandise, flowers, food or beverages:

A. By merchants pursuant to Ordinance 60950, approved on July 18, 1988; or

B. The delivery of any goods, wares, merchandise, flowers, food or beverages to any residence or business within the aforementioned geographical areas;

C. During any period of time for which a festival, fair or parade permit has been issued by the Street Department or the Board of Public Service for a festival, fair or parade to be conducted within any of the aforementioned areas.
(Ord. 65061 5, 2000.)


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