INITIAL MERCHANT.  Any person, firm or corporation engaging initially in the sales of goods, wares or merchandise and who, for the purpose of conducting the business, occupies either in whole or in part, a room, building, structure or vacant property for the exhibition and sale of such goods, wares and merchandise. The provisions of this ordinance shall not apply to commercial travelers making sales to dealers or selling agents in the usual course of business for resale nor to merchants having regularly established places of business within the City of Flint for incidental or temporary sales or deliveries from trucks or railroad cars; nor to any sales of goods, wares or merchandise during the continuance of any annual fair; nor to any sales by societies acting for charitable or religious purposes.
(Ord. 1876, passed 11-18-1965)