BY JAMES HARPER
Businesses on International Speedway Boulevard (ISB) from Keech Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard can now have vendors on their properties during Bike Week and Biketoberfest.
Commissioners approved an amendment to the master plan guidelines for Bike Week and Biketoberfest to allow outside itinerant vending on West International Speedway Boulevard during these designated motorcycle events.
Businesses on the stretch of ISB, which is located in the Midtown Redevelopment Area, will now be able to do what business owners do on Main Street, Beach Street and Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard during the two special events.
Daytona Beach elected officials recently voted 4-3 to allow the expansion of the city ordinance, which since the early 1980s restricted itinerant vendors on ISB only on property and businesses fronting the Daytona Beach International Speedway.
The commissioners approved the vending on ISB for a one-year period only.
Bike Week 2013 is scheduled March 8-17. Biketoberfest 2013 is Oct. 17-20.