City Market vendors perturbed by merchandise display restrictions

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Under a new law passed in November, shops and vendors located along the City Market may no longer hang paintings nor display mannequins or any other merchandise on city sidewalks.

The City of Charleston describes the law as a safety measure that will help unclog sidewalks which will in turn stop people from walking in the roads where they could potentially be struck by a car. Disobeying this new law will land you with a $1092 fine.

Naturally, shop owners and local vendors are peeved about the new law, stating that it will only serve to hamper business.

New 4 Charleston has a video report with reactions from City Market vendors, shoppers, and city's Director of Livability, Dan Riccio; watch it here.

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