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  • Applications now available for Loop vendor program

    Mar 04, 2015 | Read More News
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    Pima County is now accepting applications for its Loop Vendor program and is expanding vendor sites to all areas of the 100-plus mile multi-use trail. Cyclists, walkers, roller skaters and even horseback riders use the trail and enjoy stopping along the way for a break with one of the vendors. popcorn vendor

    “This is a great opportunity for small businesses to operate along a major attraction in Pima County,” said Valerie Samoy, Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation special staff assistant. “As new sections of The Loop are completed and more people utilize this great path, we like to expand and have more vendors to serve them.”

    Potential vendors register at the vendor registration page on The Loop website. All types of vendors are welcome, including push-peddler food vendors. Mobile, motorized food trucks are not allowed on The Loop.

    The Loop vendor program began last May with eight vendor sites, all along the Rillito River Park section of the path. Popular sites included Children’s Memorial Park and the splash pad at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park. Because the program was successful, NRPR has decided to expand it to other sections of The Loop. Interested vendors can contact Samoy to propose a location at which they would like to sell their wares.

    Once a location is approved, applicants complete their registration online, then sign a vendor permit form and pay a $100 monthly fee in person at the NRPR headquarters at 3500 W. River Road. Fees must be paid by 5 p.m. on the business day after the online permit form is filed. Registrations for permits open on the 20th day of each month and are first-come, first-served.

    Food vendors also 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.

    For more information, please contact Valerie Samoy, 520-724-5220 or Valerie.samoy@pima.gov.