Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"apparently legal to sell fireworks in temporary stands in residential neighborhoods"

Here is an update on the fireworks stand on 1st Street NW -- from the neighbor who first reported it:

I called Harry Thomas` office and got the whole story.

If the sellers are permitted, it is legal to sell fireworks and apparently legal to sell them in temporary stands, even in residential neighborhoods -- that is why they often are sold by the bodegas or mini marts. According to Leonard in Mr. Thomas` office, selling fireworks is a very long standing tradition in this neighborhood and others. He says every year they get lots of complaints, and many more about the noise -- but unless the firework sellers are selling dynamite-based products, it is perfectly legal if permitted.

5 comments:

  1. Selling crack is a long-standing tradition in my neighborhood too. Just sayin'.

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  2. Awesome! I'll be purchasing my fireworks from here along with my beer. Great to be able to get both from the same spot around the corner!

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  3. Plenty to worry about besides firework stands I think. Rather see the liquor stores shut down than the stands.

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  4. Why? I need a spot to get my heineken!

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  5. Where do you live j? I have at least 5 liquor stores within a hop, skip and a jump from my spot. Just sayin'

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