Friday, April 15, 2011

Mpls. Expands Number of Food-Truck Vendors

The invasion of the food trucks comes to Minneapolis!
Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal -- "The Minneapolis City Council today approved the expansion of the number of food-truck vendors permitted in the city, while also allowing them to sell outside of downtown. Eleven vendors were allowed last year, and only within downtown.

In addition to sidewalks and private lots, the vendors now are allowed to sell food curbside at pre-approved locations, although they must pay appropriate parking-meter rates if they take up a parking spot. Also, vendors do not have to commit to a permanent location as they had to last year.

“It was a successful first year for mobile food vending in Minneapolis, and I’m hoping that this year is even more successful,” City Council Member Lisa Goodman said in a news release. “These changes are making it possible for more entrepreneurs to start mobile food businesses, while also bringing food trucks to more parts of the city and increasing the vitality of our neighborhoods and streets."

HT: Jeff Perry


At 4/15/2011 6:56 PM, Blogger aorod said...

Isn't government great?

At 4/16/2011 12:01 AM, Blogger Benjamin Cole said...

As much as I like food trucks, I like push-cart vendors even more.

In Thailand you sometimes see a very simple set-up of a guy dispensing soup and rice--the soup in a large deep pot.

Great food, low cost.

I wonder how many entrepreneurs we are stepping on in America, as our local governments outlaw sidewalk vendors, jitneys, hookers, drug dealers.

You can preach Islam on the street corner, but not sell tamales.

At 4/16/2011 12:05 AM, Blogger Benjamin Cole said...

The push-cart guys don;t have the money to hire pundits and think tanks to mau-mau for them.

At 4/16/2011 12:06 AM, Blogger Benjamin Cole said...

Like those sniveling weenies at Heritage Foundation.

At 4/16/2011 12:06 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Well I'm glad pseudo benny likes his salmonella mobile...


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