Charleston City Council looking to limit street vendors, including ‘Booze Pops,’ on King Street to curb crime

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston City Council on Tuesday discussed an ordinance that would prohibit food trucks from selling alcohol within 250 feet of a bar or restaurant.

Those in favor of the ordinance believe that it will help reduce the number of people lingering on King Street, and encourage people to go home after the bars close.

The city is also looking at prohibiting street vendors, like food trucks, from operating after 1:00 a.m. to deter people from lingering on King Street.

The owner of the Booze Pops truck said that he felt singled out by the ordinance and that he does a lot for the community.

“We create safe places for these people to go after the bars. We’re giving them free water. We’re helping them get Ubers every weekend.”

City Council passed the measure during the first reading.

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