A.   Obstruction Prohibited: It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to place upon or permit to be placed upon the sidewalks, parkways, streets and alleys of the city any goods, wares, articles of merchandise or any other obstruction, and leave same thereon; or to use the same as a place to carry on a business or trade, except as provided in subsection B of this section. (1990 Code § 14-103; amd. 2004 Code)
   B.   Exception: It is lawful for an owner or occupant of premises abutting on a sidewalk in the city to store on the sidewalk goods, wares and merchandise if a space at least six feet (6') in width is left clear for passage of traffic or pedestrians. Such goods, wares and merchandise may not be stored or displayed on the sidewalk in such a manner that vehicles parking at the curb could be damaged thereby. Such goods, wares and merchandise must be removed by the owner or occupant of the premises at least once during each twenty four (24) hour period. (1990 Code § 14-112)