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Doggone trouble
Street vendor's license a 'mistake;' cart must be moved
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The Dog House owner Ward Ratz may have to move his hot dog cart out of a parking lot in downtown Camden by the end of the month. Although Ratz was given a year-long city of Camden business license to operate in the area, a city official said the license was issued in error and the hot dog stand is in violation of a city code. - photo by Ashley Lewis Ford
When Ward Ratz lost his job at Swisher Hygiene nearly two years ago, he was left with no source of income, no retirement and no pension. And that, Ratz said as he sat behind the table of his popular downtown Camden hot dog stand, is why he decided to start The Dog House. “I figured food always sells, no matter how tough times get,” he said.