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Coors Field Push Cart Vendors Told To Move Out

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DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Denver officials are reversing course and barring push carts around Coors Field.

The city has an agreement with Coors Field that no push carts will be allowed in the area around the Colorado Rockies’ ballpark, but the city allowed it for several years.

Denver Public Works spokeswoman Christine Downs says it was a mistake and the rules are now being enforced. Vendors who violate the rules could lose their city permits.

“So we caught the error and we’re working with these vendors to find somewhere new,” Downs aid. “We’re waiving any fee we can – the application fee we’re waiving, and anything else we can to do to help them, we’re trying to help them the best we can.”

Rockies spokesman Jay Alves says the city made the decisions for all traffic and pedestrian safety issues surrounding the ballpark.

Vendors say they worked hard to build a customer base and moving back a few blocks will hurt their businesses.

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