Combine that tale of woe with the fact that Los Compadres has an outpost in Monterrey, Mexico, and it would be perfectly understandable had the food-truck operators headed south of a couple of borders till spring. Instead, they opened a restaurant.
City council and administration have wisely chosen to maintain the requirement that food trucks be parked more than 25 metres away from open brick-and-mortar restaurants. Violation of this rule, and others like providing garbage bins and not interfering with sidewalk use, will result in a $300 fine to the food truck.
The idea was it would be so much more than just a concession on the street, it was more about creating a long term legacy of what Calgary is and how progressive we are and the great things we’re doing in the community and to add vibrancy to the area
The third Taste the Trucks food truck festival got underway in Calgary on Saturday, with people coming out to sample the tasty treats despite the wet weather.
A city committee has recommended another year of study on the pilot project, before it finalizes rules to govern the mobile restaurants.
Calgary’s booming food truck scene may see some changes, including reserved parking spots and a rethink of how close trucks can set up near restaurants and parks.
The food truck pilot project is drawing to a close after beginning in August 2011, and city officials have drafted a bylaw that would allow more trucks to launch as soon as August of this year.
The path to one wallet, one application on your phone that holds all of your receipts and keeps track of your spending and helps you make payment from whatever card you want, is still going to be a couple of iterations away
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