A new vendor in town

Updated: April 08, 2020 07:18 PM
Created: April 08, 2020 07:01 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Kettlecorn Cafe, popped up, three days ago right next to a well known pizza joint on south Broadway.

The owner of Mr. Pizza South, is leasing the space to Tim Graham, the owner of Kettlecorn Cafe. 


If becoming a vendor sounds like a poppin' idea, you still have to follow city ordinance.

"It's a requirement that a business gets permit for their vending cart to be on any public sidewalk or any public property or the peace plaza and it's something that has to go through our office, get reviewed, the zoning side of things is generally is reviewed and signed off on and then the permit is approved by the city council," said Anissa Hollingshead, Rochester City Clerk and communications director. 

Hollingshead said if a vendor fails to follow these guidelines, they want to help.

"Our goal is to help people be in compliance, not to come from a place of punative action. Or trying to issue citations, but starting first with helping people to understand what the requirements are," she said.

Tim says Kettlecorn Cafe is a place where people can go to unwind during these uncertain times and as a pastor himself, he puts faith in God. 

"We have our faith in Christ  and our walk with the lord, we love him... God allows hard times so that man can't know the beginning from the end. So we don't expect to know our future precisely," Graham said. 

It may feel like we're scraping the bottom of the bucket right now, but kernels of hope are out there, just ask Tim.

"I'm just thankful for all the unity," he said.

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