Cincinnati Tells Merchandise Vendors They're Out At Baseball All-Star Game

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The city of Cincinnati is letting merchandise vendors know that when Major League Baseball's All-Star game comes to town next year, they're out.

Most of the regular vendors who set up on streets around Great American Ball Park for Cincinnati Reds games will be exiled from a large "clean zone" section of the stadium's riverfront area. That's part of the city's deal that allows MLB exclusive rights including MLB merchandise sales during All-Star game-related activities.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the city sent letters to some 50 vendors who will be affected July 9-15, 2015.

The city explains in the letter that it wants to give vendors plenty of time to make plans, and offers help in relocating to areas where their sales will be allowed.