By David Veselenak | Hometown Life Could a Detroit staple open up a temporary food truck location somewhere in Northville? It's something the city's planning...
"We have received applications and a lot of interest from food trucks looking to participate in the Taste, and we’ve been in communication with various food-truck owners to answer all their questions and concerns.
They want to avoid situations such as those seen in Ottawa, which opened the door wide to vendors in 1994. They had 105 sign up, resulting in too much competition and physical fights over prime spots. It took Ottawa and the law of supply and demand 10 years to cull them back to a manageable 36 sidewalk carts and 15 chip wagons.
The aim is for sure to have street food in the downtown area, but also in other boroughs in Montreal,” said Veronique Fournier, the commission’s VP. “Why not in the parks, why not by the river for instance, at cultural events? Now Montreal is joining the ranks of other cities that have street food.
Due to the growing popularity of mobile businesses and, in particular, food trucks, many communities are currently revisiting and revising their regulations and permitting requirements for these types of businesses
Let me acknowledge I am a big supporter of food trucks
“I’ve done $1,500 on this lot in a day, which is amazing for this size”
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