The Greene County Partnership, in cooperation with the Town of Greeneville, has sent out an announcement pertaining to vendors who wish to sell items on Saturday in the "peripheral area" of downtown Greeneville outside what is being called the "closed" or "blocked" area of downtown.
Since the announcement of the free public concert by The Band Perry on North Main Street on Saturday evening, March 30, a number of potential vendors have contacted Greeneville Town Hall about selling various items in the downtown area on that day.
The Partnership is presenting the concert and coordinating many details concerning it. The sponsor of the concert is General Mills.
Some vendors have already been assigned spaces in the "closed" or "blocked" area of the downtown, which includes Main Street from the Spencer Street intersection to the Summer Street intersection, as well as portions of Church Street and Depot Street which are still to be defined.
Throughout the day of the concert, these areas will be closed to traffic, and to all but the designated vendors, by the Greeneville Police Department.
According to a Partnership news release sent Monday evening, other vendors will only be allowed to sell items in the peripheral area of the downtown on the day and evening of the concert -- outside the closed area.
The only exceptions are those who own property within the closed area, the release explained.
Anyone who does wish to sell items in the peripheral area in connection with the concert event must contact Greeneville Town Hall to obtain a Peddler's Permit, in compliance with a Town of Greeneville ordinance.
A Peddler's Permit application may be obtained at the Recorder's Office at Town Hall, located at the corner of College and Church streets. The application must be submitted with a $5 fee.
Applicants also must file a surety bond of $1,000, according to the ordinance.
Each application will be referred to the Greeneville Chief of Police for investigation, which may take up to 72 hours to complete, according to the news release.
Non-profit organizations, including churches, are not required to obtain a Peddler's Permit, but Town ordinance requires them to register their vending operation with the Recorder's Office.
Vendors are subject to inspection by the Greeneville Fire Marshal.
For more information, please contact Greeneville Town Hall by calling 639-7105.