Friday, May 24 2013 10:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:49:48 GMT
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.Police say Stephanie Rivers, 24, and Victoria Hammond, 23, bothMore >>
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has some recommendationsMore >>
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:52:16 GMT
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket. Frederick Randall matched 4 out of 5 numbers plus the power ball for the April 5th drawing.He would have won $10,000, but he played an extra buckMore >>
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:01:42 GMT
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY. New York State Office of General Services CommissionerMore >>
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:18 AM EDT2013-05-24 11:18:04 GMT
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday. The 1,400 member national council voted to change its current policy to allow openly gay youth. TheMore >>
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:08:29 GMT
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone. We told you the fountain was being removed last month. Church Street Marketplace leaders say it was too expensive to run and blocked foot traffic.More >>
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:01:37 GMT
If you're approached by a Vermont State Trooper, there's one thing you may not see, a tattoo. That's because for six years the department hasn't allowed visible ink.But VSP Captain David Notte saysMore >>
Vermont State Police say it's considering changing its tattoo policy, to get more recruits. Right now you can't have any visible tattoos, but that could soon change.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:54:33 GMT
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses. So much so it has the Department of Public Works looking closely at making some major repairs to the entire system. TheMore >>
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:24:21 GMT
Undocumented immigrants in Vermont won a huge battle in the state legislature this year that will eventually give them the chance to earn driver's licenses. That includes Jose Norman. "I've been hereMore >>
The new law won't take effect until January 2014.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:51:07 GMT
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt. According to the Shelburne Fire Department, something in the back of a Casella Waste truck caught fire. TheMore >>
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt.More >>
BURLINGTON, Vt. -
New businesses are popping up in Burlington.
While they are small, their owners have big ambitions.
In the city, there are a couple dozen street vendor spots. When one is available, you can apply, pay up to a couple thousands dollars for a space and hope your plan works.
On Bank Street in Burlington Wednesday, you could find the sights and smells of Brazil.
"The recipes are just inside my head," says Felipe Ribeiro.
Ribeiro's stand "Small Place, Big Taste" is new this year. This trained chef says he spent $5,000 on his stainless steel dream, which is far less than opening a full restaurant.
Almost every year new vendors open in the Church Street area with owners who hope to do well and one day move off the street.
The Skinny Pancake stand opened in 2003.
"A tremendous amount of work and we made no money," says Benjy Adler, co-owner Skinny Pancake.
Alder says the company has now grown to three restaurants. Not bad for someone with a music degree and no prior business experience.
"I learned through the school of hard knocks," says Alder.
Alder says this is where they perfected recipes, cooked up a business plan and after years found devoted customers.
Around the corner, Ribeiro says sales are still slow and has had to make changes to the menu.
Ribeiro says he hopes to one day open a full restaurant like Skinny Pancake.
To get there, Adler has simple advice.
"You better love what you're doing," says Alder.
The Marketplace, which manages twenty of the vendor spots, says Vermont Teddy Bear Company also got its start on Church Street.
You can apply in April for the next open place.
Church Street is Testing Ground for New BusinessesMore>>