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Committee to consider banning vendors on Melrose


An Iowa City committee has recommended that vendors be banned along Melrose Avenue outside of Kinnick Stadium.

The committee says complaints from neighborhood residents and concerns from Iowa City officials spurred the proposal.  They say the move would protect the residential character of the neighborhood.

A few dozen vendors set up shop along Melrose on game days to sell food and clothing.

The committee says the area is zoned for residential use, and last year the city denied permits to two tailgating ventures that wanted to set up there.

The Iowa City Council will discuss the proposal on Monday.

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