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Peddlers to be banned from Wrigley Field area?


There is a push by alderman Tom Tunney to create a 2 block radius "no peddling zone". Peddlers aren't allowed on the grounds of Wrigley Field, but many brick and mortar businesses are losing their revenues to the peddlers.

Peddler licenses require peddlers to constantly move, but from my experience, they mostly stand in 1 place with their huge t-shirt sticks. On top of that, in my view at least half of the t-shirts are of an offensive nature (Take it in the Pujols, Ozzie Guillen mows my lawn, Green Bay Packer symbol as a handicapped emblem, etc.) but I'm sure they are the top sellers...

The other peddling issues are the "bucket boys" and other musical/entertainment acts (like the tap dancer on Clark and Cornelia). Many of the businesses and residents have been complaining about these acts. "How would you like someone banging a bucket on your head for 8 hours..." was one quote.

Wondering about people's thoughts, experiences, etc. with peddlers. Do you find them annoying? Should Tunney just enforce the laws making peddlers move or expand the no-peddling zone away from an already crowded Wrigleyville area? Anyone on BCB a peddler and have a viewpoint? Also, where to draw the line? Move the peanut vendors?

Fox News story about this here. The survey is 45% yes, 55% no, but I'm curious to hear from the real Cubs fans on BCB.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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