The District’s food trucks won a major victory June 18. The D.C. City Council voted unanimously to complete the approval process for regulations setting out where and how food trucks may operate in the city. Food trucks will have mobile vending zones and can apply for guaranteed spots.
To me, it’s going to hurt local food places like Lawson’s, Soup of Seattle and Cosi. After more than four years of debating, it’s true that if the food trucks show up late, they will lose their spot to another food truck vendor.
It’s almost like selling Street Sense papers. First come, first serve. I’ve even eaten from the food trucks and believe me, the food is very good. Maybe there is enough money to go around that everyone can be happy.
The downtown lunchtime is big business and hopefully more people will still support the food trucks and local food business. Can’t we all just get along?