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CNN documents the food truck fight in Charlotte

2011 June 11

We here in Durham might have embraced our beloved food trucks with open arms, but the same can’t be said for our neighbors down in Charlotte, where the city council plans to revisit 2008 rules that tightened restrictions on mobile food operations and forced many to leave town. As food trucks grow in popularity again, many are advocating for more lenient rules, while a growing coalition of Charlotte citizens are opposing any change in the current statutes.

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What are your opinions on food trucks? Are they innovative small business or are they an eyesore that compete against established restaurants?

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  1. June 11, 2011

    They kicked a food truck out of downtown Chapel Hill- made me kind of sad because I was hoping the trend would stay here.

    • Matthew Lardie permalink*
      June 11, 2011

      I know! I think it was the Will & Pop’s truck. I actually wrote a post about that incident, and sent a message to Jared of West End Wine bar informing him that I would no longer patronize his business if he could not support ALL local businesses, including food trucks. I think the food truck trend is great and really embodies a love of community, and I’m hoping that places like Charlotte, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill can get their acts together soon.

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