Roadside stand ban voted down in Olive Branch

By The Associated Press

OLIVE BRANCH — Olive Branch officials have voted down a proposal that would have restricted roadside sales of produce and even banned children’s lemonade stands from most sites.

The Board of Aldermen voted 5-2 Tuesday night against the measure, proposed to help growth of the Old Towne farmer’s market.

The Commercial Appeal reports the wording of the zoning amendment would have had, without specifically mentioning them, the unintended consequence of barring kids’ lemonade stands except in Old Towne.

Alderman Dale Dickerson, who voted against limiting roadside sales, said the motive behind the proposed amendment was reasonable but the free-market system should have greater sway.