Posted: Sep 17, 2006 12:35 am
Me and my ex girlfriend jaimee actually had this idea for a hot dog stand that offers gourmet hot dogs, cheap-o late night deep fried food and so on...we priced carts, got the totals on everything we needed including permit wise, had her parents ready to loan us the money for the first cart but got completely shafted by city officials when looking for a permit.
Turns out pittsburgh has totally retarded laws against street vendors.
They have pre determined spots where you can set up and you can only put a bid in on a spot once every 2 years, and all the good spots were taken for the next 5 years.
The only ones left were like basically highway on-ramps and the desolate ghetto.
THEY DON'T APPRECIATE 'EM.
So we gave up.