Business Licenses And DC's 'Vintage' Stores

Business Licenses And DC's 'Vintage' Stores

We look at what's going on in the local small business community, where several stores selling vintage furniture, secondhand books and old records say they've gotten mixed messages from the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.

Should stores selling vintage furniture, secondhand books, or old records be regulated as "pawn shops" by the District? This is just one question being explored after several small businesses complained of a crackdown based on a 1904 law requiring stores that sell used goods to carry a pawn shop license. Join Kojo to find out what's going on.

Guests

Eric Rogers

Acting Business Licensing Administrator, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Government of the District of Columbia

Robert Clayton

attorney, Themis PLLC

Jim Graham

Member, D.C. Council (D-Ward 1); Chairman, Committee on Human Services

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