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Pop-up shops without permit could be fined

Florist with plant supply at shop

The holiday celebrating love is coming up. Some people may be eager to purchase gifts on their way home to their loved one, but before they do, city officials wants the public to steer clear of vendors who don’t have permission to sell.

Every vendor is required to have a permit to sell on sidewalks, parkways, streets, street medians or any public right-of-ways, said city spokesman Rick Isaías.

Temporary pop-up shops are against city ordinance. In order to sell items like chocolates, flowers and bears on lots or other property, vendors must have a permit, said Isaías.

A vendor’s license, temporary placement permit and permission from a property owner are required.

Permits can be obtained at the One Stop Shop, 811 Texas Ave. Placement permits are only good for the actual address shown on the permit.

Vendors are not allowed sell across the street or in adjacent lots.

Isaías said code compliance officers can take action if a vendor is operating without a permit.

For more information on permits, call the One Stop Shop at 915-212-0104 or visit elpasotexas.gov.

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