Girl Scout cookie sales can resume after city relents
The leafy, genteel streets of Savannah, Georgia, are a big draw for tourists -- and great for cookie sales.
March 2nd, 2011
01:16 PM ET

Girl Scout cookie sales can resume after city relents

It's a sweet ending to a story that was hard to swallow.

The city manager of Savannah, Georgia, has decreed that Girl Scouts may sell their famous cookies on the sidewalk in front of their founder's birthplace.

A city ordinance prohibits commercial sales in the public right of way, but the same ordinance allows the city manager to grant exemptions, according to the city's announcement of the decision.

Cookie sales in front of the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, a Savannah landmark, had been halted at the start of the four-week cookie season because there was no private space between the building and the street, CNN affiliate WJCL-TV reported.

However, City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney issued the exemption late Tuesday to allow the tradition to continue.

"We get a lot of tourists who get real excited about taking the girls' pictures under the sign because you're seeing actual Girl Scouts in uniforms with Girl Scout cookies at the Girl Scout birthplace," Fran Arnsdorff, co-leader and "cookie mom" of Savannah's Troop 511, told CNN affiliate WSAV-TV.

Sales will resume Saturday, WSAV reported.

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  1. security

    another ridiculous idiotic law, that after a lengthy time was overcome by common sense.

    March 3, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. suntrust

    I am a Savannahian, the "acting" city manager isn't wise or the sharpest knife in the drawer. Hey CNN, we had a full drawer of qualified city manager applicants come look deeper and see what happened to each of them!! The money wasted on a search and the corruption within. I dare you!

    March 4, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tru

    Girl Scout Cookies *MAY* resume after city relents. "can" – means capable. "may" - means permission. And you call your self journalists..... Grrrrrr.

    March 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
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