A licensing snafu temporarily put an Everett hot dog vendor out of business, but he has now been restored to his post in the Parkway Cycle parking lot. Officials briefly shut down Love Dog Hot Dog Buffet while its owner Vanderlti Rvon sought approval to operate until 4 a.m. after learning his license was valid but did not cover the late-night hours he stuck to for more than three years, according to the Everett Independent.
Love Dog peddled hot dogs five days a week in the lot, from 8-12 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and from from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday. However, Rvon reportedly did not know his license did not cover the late-night hours.
A few weeks ago, a kerfuffle in the parking lot where his stand sits brought out the police, who discovered the discrepancy with Rvon’s license and shut him down, requiring him to seek approval from the city council to operate beyond 11 p.m. Rvon appeared before the council last week and explained that Love Dog has undergone yearly health and fire inspections and that there are security guards in the parking lot when he operates.
The council ultimately approved Love Dog’s hours, and Rvon will continue to serve his dogs topped with everything from the standard ketchup and mustard to the less mainstream toppings like mashed potatoes, peas, meat sauce, and potato sticks.