What to Know
- A woman in a green health department shirt told a 7-year-old NY boy he couldn't sell lemonade without a permit, the child said
- Spokeswoman Jill Montag says the department does not inspect children's lemonade stands; the department has launched an investigation
- Brendan Mulvaney plans to reopen his stand next month
New York's state Department of Health has apologized to a 7-year-old 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.