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So when Multnomah County shut down an enterprise last week for operating without a license, you might just sigh and say, there they go again.
Except this entrepreneur was a 7-year-old named Julie Murphy. Her business was a lemonade stand at the Last Thursday monthly art fair in Northeast Portland. The government regulation she violated? Failing to get a $120 temporary restaurant license.
Turns out that kids' lemonade stands -- those constants of summertime -- are supposed to get a permit
Originally posted by cosmo740
How can anyone say no to that cute little girl!!
Originally posted by antar
She is a cutie pie...
It should have been Grandfathered in, turn your head away from seeing little kids with lemonaid stands.
On the other hand if the buisness took off, that would change everything, but the childs parents should monitor that.
Also the girl is not 'selling' the lemonaide technically, it is a free give away.
[edit on 5-8-2010 by antar]
Originally posted by intrepid
When you go to a vendor or a restaurant you have an expectation of cleanliness, as overseen by the local government. A kid selling lemonade? Been going on for decades. There's no expectation of anything except the kids Mom makes sure there isn't too much sugar in the drink. This is completely ridiculous.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
But in a litigious society, what can we expect?