Lemonade Stand

Apologies for lemonade stand closure

The St. Louis health commissioner has apologized for the temporary shutdown of a children's lemonade stand. A neighbor who was unhappy about the little business blocking her walkway called in the authorities. The young entrepreneurs -- two seventh-grade girls -- were told they needed permits and were forced to close their business. As it turned out, lemonade stands are exempt from such bureaucratic requirements. Mim Murray, who is ten years old, and her 12-year-partner Marisa Miller-Stockie reopened yesterday. The lemonade stand business is booming.