Neighbour takes lemonade stand complaints to City Hall

Lemonade stand. (Fotolia)

Lemonade stand. (Fotolia)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:31 PM ET

A neighbourly dispute over a 12-year-old Florida boy's lemonade stand has been taken to City Hall at least four times in two years, but it will stay open for now.

Doug Wilkey says the lemonade stand is an "illegal business" causing increased traffic, trash, noise and illegal parking, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

T.J. Guerrero sells lemonade and cookies from 3 to 7 p.m., and got permission to place his sign in a neighbour's lawn in Dunedin, Fla.

"It's all about profit," Guerrero told the paper.

Wilkey alleges Guerrero's friends make noise, swear and throw rocks and garbage onto his lawn. He also complains about customers parking in front of his home, which Guerrero and others deny.

A planning director with Dunedin said the city has no plans to shut down the stand.

"I am very worried about the value of my home, which is why I built in a residential area, not a business area," Wilkey wrote in an e-mail.


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