Pop-up shop nixed
Kensington working on new vendors’ licensing bylaw
Kensington council has denied an application from a resident seeking to set up a photo display stand on the train station property.
Peter Richards was looking to open a kiosk where he would display and sell framed photos, Sunday through Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Labour Day.
At this week’s council meeting, council unanimously voted down the request.
The reason, said town manager Geoff Baker, wasn’t to do with the business itself, but the fact that the town is in the process of drafting a vendors’ licensing bylaw.
“Council didn’t feel it was appropriate to allow something like that until the policy is developed,” said Baker.
“The area that was proposed was the area in front of the town clock. That space is used periodically, right now, for fundraising activities for different groups.
“They didn’t feel it was an appropriate location for it at this point.”
Drafting the new bylaw was necessary due to the volume of requests from outside vendors and no clear policy on how to deal with the requests.
Council is going to offer Richards an alternative space for his pop-up shop.