Despite some opposition by downtown restaurant owners, commissioners at their regular meeting on Monday, May 6 agreed to allow food trucks to operate on city property in select areas following a year of study and debate over the issue.
The ordinance would allow up to two mobile food vendors to operate on city property from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. in four different city parking lots. The proposed areas would be downtown and on State Street between Pine and Union.
Downtown Traverse City business owners are being asked where food trucks should be allowed. The issue has been simmering since the cost of a permit went up last yea
After stops in Kalamazoo, Detroit and Grand Rapids, the Great Food Truck Debate has now parked itself in Traverse City.
At $100 a day, I mean that’s almost forbidding me from coming downtown,” Joseph explains.