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Glen Ellyn Approves Slushie Cart for Downtown

Credit: Sunset Slush website
Credit: Sunset Slush website
The Glen Ellyn village board has approved a license agreement to allow a slushie cart to operate in front of the Citibank building near Main and Duane streets from May 15 through Sept. 15, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

Trustees approved the agreement with Sunset Slush at Monday's meeting and continued a discussion on food carts, which are not regulated under the village's current code, according to the article. 

The discussion among trustees has centered around how Glen Ellyn should handle such requests and if food carts "affect brick-and-mortar businesses in town," according to a March article in the Chicago Tribune.

Director of Planning and Development Staci Hulseberg said Glen Ellyn does not get many requests from food cart owners interested in its downtown area but has allowed a hot dog cart in the area for the past 17 years and approved a gelato cart to operate in its downtown for one year, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

The Italian ice operator, Sunset Slush, requested a license agreement to operate in Glen Ellyn's central business district. 

Sunset Slush plans to operate a portable cart for the purpose of selling Italian ice in front of the Citibank building at 444 N. Main Street, according to the village of Glen Ellyn March 24 village board packet. 

Glen Ellyn charges $50 for a food cart license fee. Other communities charge between $44 and $500 for an annual license fee, according to village documents. 

READ MORE ON THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE 

Max Smart April 09, 2014 at 04:52 PM
What about the elote guy?

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