What to Know
- NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo showed his support for the boy who allegedly had his lemonade stand shut down last week by a health inspector
- Cuomo said, if necessary, he will pay for any fees or permits
- NY's Dept. of Health apologized to the 7-year-old boy while investigating why a woman who appeared to be an inspector shut down the stand
Gov. Cuomo showed his support for the boy who allegedly had his lemonade stand shut down last week by a health inspector, saying, if necessary, he will personally pay for any fees and permits.
"Today I directed the Department of Health to reach a resolution with the Mulvaney family to ensure that Brendan's Lemonade Stand can continue to operate. If a permit is needed, I will personally pay for any necessary fees. We support Brendan's entrepreneurial spirit and wish him the best of luck," Cuomo said in a statement.
New York's state Department of Health has apologized to the 7-year-old boy while investigating why a woman who appeared to be one of its inspectors shut down his lemonade stand.
Brendan Mulvaney tells the Times Union that he was "really mad" on Friday when a woman wearing a green health department shirt told his parents he couldn't sell 75-cent lemonade without a permit.
Spokeswoman Jill Montag says the department does not inspect children's lemonade stands.
The family's home in Ballston Spa is near the Saratoga County Fairgrounds.
The county fair was winding down by the time the apology arrived. But Brendan is reopening during the fairgrounds' garage sale on Aug. 18.