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Old 07-16-2019, 12:07 PM
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Default We need more food trucks

This I would support. 😁
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:17 AM
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...as we were saying, about food trucks in general in the other thread about lobster rolls:

Food trucks typically kick commercial parking fees and permit fees to the communities in which they are given permission to park and serve their customers.

The ones that are usually exempt are the traditional "canteens" that show up in the parking lots of corporate office buildings, that provide hotdogs, sandwiches, soda, cigarettes, the morning newspaper, etc. But that's because those trucks don't typically park on a public street and the service they provide is exclusive to those at the building where they park, before moving on to the next building in their daily rounds.

Part of the problem with a regular rotation of food trucks AT the town square is the noise. They have to have generators, if they don't have access to the public electric system. Generators are noisy, and the cables connecting to the public electric systems can be dangerous to maneuver around, as a customer.

If you're in the middle of the square (as a pedestrian) and there's one truck on one side of one street, it's not going to be a big deal. But if you're trying to enjoy dinner at the restaurant directly behind where the truck is parked, you're going to want to eat inside.

If there are a dozen food trucks all parked around the square, the generators needed to run them would produce a lot of noise. In a carnival atmosphere it's not a big deal, it's expected.

If you had a "food truck night" once every other week, at each square, that might work great. You could even coordinate it to run the same time as vendor days, so the square is closed to traffic anyway. You could move the vendors that have only tables, tarps, and chairs for equipment, onto the squares themselves. And that would leave plenty of room for trucks on the curbside of the inner square - which would also mean no food trucks parked directly in front of any restaurant.

You could invite popular trucks to come as part of a regular schedule, and have "featured trucks" rotate in and out of the schedule. This gives everyone a chance to try new things each time, while still being able to enjoy the "same old" that they know and love.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:22 AM
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I’m betting all the restaurants on the squares would love to have food trucks parked at their curbs.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:28 AM
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I’m betting all the restaurants on the squares would love to have food trucks parked at their curbs.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:30 AM
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Doesn't Mt. Dora have a food truck night, maybe weekly?
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:47 PM
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I’m betting all the restaurants on the squares would love to have food trucks parked at their curbs.
You know, I don’t think it would be a problem, Bogie. There are some people who wouldn’t think of dining at a food truck and the restaurants will always be busy. Some generator noise would need to be taken into consideration when planning.
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:09 PM
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I agree with Bogie. Restaurant owners are not looking for additional competition.
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:26 PM
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I agree with Bogie. Restaurant owners are not looking for additional competition.
I disagree, competition is good and there are plenty of people who won’t eat at a food truck.

On the other hand, the restaurants may not want to deal with the food truck snobs either.
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:29 PM
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Could always put food trucks out in the parking lots. There is a lot of room at LSL for a couple, or three even .
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:45 PM
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I always thought a couple of hot dog vendors selling Sabrett's or Nathans at each of the Squares would be awesome. I think they would do quite well.
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