As part of that focus, Mr. Emanuel has tentatively outlined a plan to fully legalize food trucks in Chicago.
"The brick-and-mortar places that pay property taxes are at a disadvantage, compared to someone who has pulled up in a truck," said Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce President Dr. Robert Cohen.
Are food trucks a threat to fixed-location restaurants? Lumpia World, which has set up at Rite Aid south of The Junction on Saturdays and Mondays for the past month or so, says its permission to be there just got pulled.
The trend of gourmet food trucks is spreading from the west coast to St. Louis. Most of the food trucks in St. Louis can be found downtown, and offer a variety of cuisines including Mexican, French, American, and Italian.
Alison Rowe vowed to keep the JapaCurry truck from doing business on Second Street, promising to block his truck.
“I actually lean towards allowing” rolling restaurants, Emanuel said.
Banned, bannered or backlashed, food trucks — those trendy icons of urban culture — have triggered a wide variety of responses from cities across the country, from Boston to Denver to Los Angeles.
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