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Here’s how to put your business on the sidewalk

Lourdes FerzaccaVail, CO, Colorado

As the temperatures begin to rise, Vail business owners may want to take advantage of the Special Business Promotion Permits being offered by the town of Vail. This permit provides an opportunity for a business to hold a promotional event extending beyond the interior of the business. Permit applicants must show their outdoor event event will bring vitality and excitement to the streets of Vail and provide additional activities besides day-to-day business and outdoor sales. Any business owner with a current business license and whose physical address is in the commercial and business districts of Vail can apply.Vail businesses interested in applying for a special promotion permit need to know that applications must be presented 45 days in advance of their event and that the event may not last longer than 72 hours. There is a non-refundable $50 application fee. A proposed event cannot impede neighboring businesses without a written letter of approval and permits are not available July 3 8, Dec 25, 2008 Jan 1, 2009, Jan 16 20, 2009; and Feb 13 23, 2009. Each business is allowed up to four special permits in a calendar year with at least 30 days between each event. Approved events are subject to the noise and lighting regulations and cannot impede pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Additional signs are allowed within the guidelines of the town sign code. Cardboard boxes are not allowed to hold or display products unless they are the products original packaging. Applications, additional permit applications, and instructions are available at Click on Vail Information, Special Events, and Permits & Licenses to access additional information regarding the application process, or contact Sybill Navas, special events coordinator for the town at or at 376-2394.Lourdes Ferzacca is President of the Vail Chamber & Business Association Board of Directors.

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