Denver One Step Closer to Making Kids Lemonade Stand Legal!

On Wednesday afternoon, August 29, Denver City Council gave early approval to make lemonade stands for kids legal in Denver Colorado!

I got the call Wednesday afternoon from the Denver Post, asking my thoughts on the law change. Of course I was thrilled! Calling Denver City Council, requesting that they consider changing the law. After many calls and speaking at Denver City Council's public forum, they did it!

“Notwithstanding any other provision of the Denver Revised Municipal Code and any rules and regulations promulgated thereunder,” the local bill states, “a person operating a children’s neighborhood beverage stand providing beverages does not require a license or permit …”

Despite the legalese, the new proposal is fairly simple: Anyone younger than 18 would be allowed to sell lemonade, coffee or tea, whether it’s iced or hot. There are time limits — a maximum of 84 days per year — and young vendors also would be forbidden from operating near permitted food vendors.

“Jennifer’s boys, if they want to raise funds for great causes, shouldn’t have to worry about getting permits,” Herndon said.