Thursday, March 08, 2012

Brookline Food Truck Pilot Program Meets Resistance from Two Groups

The Brookline Food Truck Pilot Program is just about ready to launch, but a couple of different groups in town are voicing their opposition to the plans.

Based on information from the Brookline TAB and WHDH-TV, some residents of Brookline are concerned that the trucks could cause a negative impact on residential neighborhoods, as they will be too close to homes, while some businesses feel that the trucks could bring about unfair competition, with one restaurant owner bringing up the fact that the trucks don't have to pay property taxes. In response, Brookline selectmen stated that businesses had previously been contacted about the food truck program to find out how they felt about the trucks coming to town, and they also mentioned that a public hearing will be held on April 10 before any licenses are issued to the trucks.

For more information on this story, please go to the Brookline TAB and WHDH-TV links below.

[Brookline TAB]
Brookline resident trying to ban food trucks

[WHDH-TV]
Food truck revolution causes a stir in Brookline

[Earlier Article from Boston Restaurant Talk]
Food Truck Pilot Program Planned for Brookline

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1 Comments:

Blogger Renee {Eat.Live.Blog} said...

We own a restaurant in Florida (www.tastesafetyharbor.com) and they just started allowing food trucks as well. So, even though I am a food truck enthusiast, I can understand all sides of the argument.

The town got together and decided on a plan that wouldn't kill the local restaurants. The trucks are now allowed to set up only after 10pm during the week and 11pm on weekends. It has worked out well for everyone.

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