BRIDGEPORT - The owner of a popular hot dog stand will not need to relocate for the time being, city officials said.

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced last night that Janet Marzan, who owns the stand, can stay put while she, the city and a group representing downtown merchants work out a compromise.

Police had told Marzan to move the cart from the sidewalk in front of the Main Street courthouse after the merchants group complained it was illegally parked.