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  • Pima County extends pilot program for vendors on The Loop

    Oct 29, 2014 | Read More News
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    Wanted: Coffee and hot chocolate on The Loop.

    Pima County has extended its pilot program for non-motorized vendors on The Loop through April 2015.

    The LoopThe program started May 1 and designated eight possible vendor sites along the Rillito River Park.

    Two vendors – Hot Pops Kettle Corn and T-n-T Beverages and Snacks – participated at sites in Brandi Fenton Memorial Park and Children’s Memorial Park.

    The Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department heard from vendors who did not want to participate during the summer but who indicated that they would be interested in participating when the weather cooled.

    “We anticipate a strong likelihood of additional revenues due to increased vendor participation during the cooler months,” Department Director Chris Cawein said in a memo about the program.

    Registration forms, a map of the vendor sites and more information are available on The Loop web page. Other vendor locations would be considered.

    Applicants must pay $100 per site per calendar month for a vendor permit at the department’s headquarters at 3500 W. River Road by 5 p.m. on the business day after submitting the registration form.

    The permits are good for one month only. Registration for permits opens by the 20th day of the previous month.

    The pilot program prohibits food trucks.

    Food vendors may need to have health permits from the Pima County Health Department. Vendors will have to provide evidence of at least $1 million liability insurance if no health permit is required and at least $2 million liability insurance if they must have a health permit.

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    The Loop vendor locations