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Ald. Tunney Wants To Ban Wrigley Field Street Vendors

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 30, 2009 9:30PM

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Anyone who's ever gone to a Cubs game knows the clusterfuck that occurs around Wrigley Field right before game time. Now, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) wants to try to clear that congestion a bit by making it illegal for street vendors to set up shot within a certain radius around the stadium. The proposal, introduced today, would make it illegal for vendors to, as the Tribune explains, "sell food or merchandise from a cart, table or other temporary stand."

The prohibition would begin two hours before and end two hours after baseball games or concerts.Peddlers already are forbidden from the sidewalks on the permiter of the ballpark, along Addison and Clark streets and Waveland and Sheffield avenues.

Tunney would expand that zone to the following, according to the ordinance:

  • Addison Street and Waveland Avenue between Wilton and Racine Avenues.
  • Clark Street and Sheffield Avenue between Newport Avenue and Grace Street.

It may help congestion, but how will countless frat boys be able to buy their "Horry Kow" t-shirts?