There’s a movement to push out the pushcart program. I’m all for adding new options—food trucks in downtown Boston? Yes, please—but not at the expense of the pushcarts, which have kept the area feeling lively through good times and bad.
The pushcarts of Downtown Crossing have to leave their posts by the end of this month per an order from the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District.
If the food truck ordinance were to pass, pushcarts would be approved to use on sidewalk locations, the specifics of which have not been released.
Jersey City City Council tonight tabled a measure proposing sweeping changes to the city’s ordinance regulating food trucks and pushcarts, after numerous food vendors called the proposals too restrictive and possibly unconstitutional.
One day he approached me with the idea of putting a griddle on it so he could ride around and make and sell tacos. We worked on the logistics for a while; he told me what he really wanted, and I told him what was actually possible. We also had to take the health department's requirements into account.
When Susan Paden, owner of Good Dog, wanted to expand her specialty hot-dog restaurant, she followed the crowd. Her increasing number of takeout orders persuaded her to add a roving cart called Good Dog Go.