City officials in Holland, Mich., will allow a boy to sell hot dogs from hot dog stand after initially barring him from doing so in an effort to protect established restaurants from competition.
“We have identified part of the city code that grants city council the ability to allow temporary commercial uses in the public right-of-way,” the city government said in a statement on the boy’s case, noted by the Mackinac Center.
Nathan Duszynski, a 13-year-old Holland resident, tried to open the hot dog stand last month in order to raise money for his family.
“I was trying to help my mom and my dad because they’re both on disability — my mom has epilepsy and my dad has multiple sclerosis, so I’m just trying to bring in some money for them and the household when they’re struggling,” he told the Mackinac Center.
His food cart was shut down, though, because the location was too close to other businesses. “Wow, I’m getting shut down already and I haven’t even started,” Duszynski said at the time.
He is expected to open the hot dog stand on Thursday.