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City Details Super Bowl Plans For Merchants

10/31/2011 photo: Mike Corbin
( photo: Mike Corbin)

The City of Indianapolis is making sure downtown businesses are legal and the city is secure for Super Bowl XLVI.


IMPD Deputy Chief Mike Bates says for the first time, IMPD, IFD and other city departments are working together to review potentially hundreds of applications for temporary vendor licenses.  Department of Code Enforcement License Administrator Adam Collins addressed procedures at a meeting of downtown merchants at Conseco Fieldhouse Monday.

Merchants from all over the world are hoping to make big money by coming to town and setting up shop. However, the Department of Code Enforcement is making sure that all downtown Indy businesses -- temporary or established -- are legal. 

Collins says now is the time for businesses seeking temporary licenses to seek special permits. He says there are regulations in place to protect vendors who follow the law and penalized those that don't. Collins says they hope to have all paperwork processed by the end of the year.  In addition, Collins says inspectors will be out monitoring businesses in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl.

Meantime, Bates says IMPD is working with the FBI and Indiana State Police on security plans for the big event.  Bates says surveillance includes keeping tabs on social media.  For more information on code regulations, visit


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