Thinking about starting a business in a shipping container? If you’re operating in Oregon, make sure you get the proper permits or the city will shut you down. Oregon Live has more on one such entrepreneur:
For a couple of months, Vancouver has been home to a bicycle shop operating in some unconventional digs: a shipping container parked off Main Street.
Syncline Cycles owner Jerid James Lewton envisioned a bike shop that operated without the costs associated with a traditional storefront — heat and utilities, for example — and that was environmentally friendly. A shipping container seemed an elegant solution.
But that took the shop across the city’s permitting regulations. On Monday, Vancouver inspectors shut down the shop because it didn’t have proper permits.
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