Merch ado about very little during DNC convention

     Street vendors sell Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders head signs to protesters outside of the Wells Fargo Center, site of   the 2016 Democratic National Convention. (Emily Cohen for NewsWorks)

    Street vendors sell Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders head signs to protesters outside of the Wells Fargo Center, site of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. (Emily Cohen for NewsWorks)

    When it came to confiscating counterfeit or unlicensed merchandise, this week’s Democratic National Convention didn’t keep Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections very busy.

    From the weekend before the DNC through Thursday afternoon, L & I confiscated items from street vendors 13 times — a lot of T-shirts and buttons.

    Most of it was taken at spots around Center City, a special vending district that requires sellers have a permit.

    Inspectors didn’t confiscate anything from vendors near the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly, the convention’s main hub.

    During Pope Francis’ visit, the department confiscated items from street vendors 17 times.

    Look below for more details on what L & I took off the streets.

     

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