City Monitors Sales Near Jazz Fest

City officials are monitoring sales in the area near the Fair Grounds as the annual Jazz Fest plays out.

Enforcement officers will be on site to ensure that local businesses are in compliance with local ordinances requiring them to get the appropriate permits if they wish to operate on their commercially-zoned property during the festival. 

Non-profits that manage parking on commercial property must also apply for a permit.

Existing businesses will be allowed to sell their products on their property, both inside and outside of their business contingent upon not blocking the public right-of-way. However, the city will aggressively enforce the rules that prohibit transient vendors (carts, trucks, etc.) from improperly selling their products within the festival’s “Clean Zone.”

The zone is bounded by Florida Avenue on the north, North Broad Avenue on the east, Esplanade Avenue on the south, and Bayou St. John on the west (excluding the portion of that area contained within the exterior boundaries of the New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack). 

The Clean Zone will be in effect from 7 a.m. on Friday, April 28 through 12 a.m. on Monday, May 1. It will go into effect again at 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 4  and end at 12 a.m. on Monday, May 8.

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