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Old 04-19-2011, 11:52 AM
 
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I am all for the Food Trucks on private street as a compromise to the businesses who are against Food Trucks......I'm soooo ready for this to happen!
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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I am all for the Food Trucks on private street as a compromise to the businesses who are against Food Trucks......I'm soooo ready for this to happen!
I agree. I think this is a good compromise too. I am interested to see how the discussion goes tonight!
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:20 PM
 
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Looks like the Raleigh City Council will discuss a new proposal on how to handle food trucks at their meeting tonight. I plan to watch the meeting on TV to see how it turns out.

"a new proposal would allow food trucks to operate on private property, but not within 50 feet of a restaurant unless they get permission from the restaurant owner."

Read more: Food trucks may get a break in Raleigh - Dining - NewsObserver.com
I'm seeing tweets from a number of trucks you mentioned, saying that they'll be at the hearing tonight starting around 6:00 to serve food, many even serving for free! I've yet to try a food truck in the triangle, so I'm most definitely heading over there to feed my face.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:16 PM
 
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I agree. I think this is a good compromise too. I am interested to see how the discussion goes tonight!

I wish I could go tonight. Agree this would be a good compromise. I know that if there were food trucks like these near my high school, I would've gained my freshman 15 before I stepped anywhere near college.

I know this isn't on the agenda for tonight's discussion, but I would think it would be great to have occasional food truck rodeos at the various home improvement warehouse (Home Depot, Lowe's) parking lots in Raleigh.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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I wish I could go tonight. Agree this would be a good compromise. I know that if there were food trucks like these near my high school, I would've gained my freshman 15 before I stepped anywhere near college.

I know this isn't on the agenda for tonight's discussion, but I would think it would be great to have occasional food truck rodeos at the various home improvement warehouse (Home Depot, Lowe's) parking lots in Raleigh.
Who knows, maybe once they a freed up to do so somehting like that could happen.

FWIW, I am going to watch this from home. I think the council meetings are broadcast live on channel 10 or 11 on TWC. I was thinking fo actually going to the meeting and grabbing some free food but I have a feeling that they will be in short supply and there isn't much time before the meeting starts!
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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How did this go? I stopped by the had some free Klausie pizza, but that was the only food truck there. Boohoo.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:56 PM
 
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How did this go? I stopped by the had some free Klausie pizza, but that was the only food truck there. Boohoo.
The text change was not approved. After listening to many comments from both sides the council has sent it back to committee to work out a compromise. The restaurant owners were not satisfied with what was proposed since it left a lot unsaid.

I'm a little dissapointed to hear only Klausie's was set up outside as they had advertised that other foodtrucks would be there with their trucks too.

To be honest, I think the food truck folks need to get better organized. While I feel for them, I think they do a terrible job making their arguement and I was a little shocked at how unprepared they appeared for a meeting the have known about for weeks. Both sides are making the same tired points, but the Food Truck folks need to realize the burden is on them to make the case why an existing ordinance needs to be changed. Instead of speaking to points about the ordinance they make a lot of "feel good" statements about how trucks will compliment downtown and will make it more vibrant. While this is all well and good, more concrete ideas and facts must be clearly expressed to the commission so they have something to hang their hat on to make changes to the existing requirements.

I honestly beleive the Food Truck folks would be well served by pooling their resources and hiring a spokesperson or lawyer to speak on their behalf. To some degree I would suggest the same for the restaurant owners. It is sad, but the most informed and clear speaker at tonight's meeting was an owner of a McDonalds. He was clearly prepared and offered examples that made sense. Probably the most effective speaker of the night. Not a surprise that in the end the text wasn't approved as a result.

The food trucks and the restaurant owners need to prepare better for these meetings - they are missing their one opportunity to wiegh in on the final result that could benefit both sides.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:01 AM
 
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Default Detroit Style Pizza???

As a life long South-east Michigan resident (still hoping to move to Raleigh) I have no idea what would be considered Detroit Style Pizza.

Little Cesars Pizza? - head quartered in Detoirt

Dominos Pizza? - head quartered in Ann Arbor about 30 miles west of Detroit.

There are a couple of small chains specializing in a thick crust pizza, notably Cottage Inn and Shield's, which is quite tasty and often served in square or rectangular shapes rather than circular.

Detroit Style Pizza? That is a new one for me.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:15 AM
 
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As a life long South-east Michigan resident (still hoping to move to Raleigh) I have no idea what would be considered Detroit Style Pizza.

Little Cesars Pizza? - head quartered in Detoirt

Dominos Pizza? - head quartered in Ann Arbor about 30 miles west of Detroit.

There are a couple of small chains specializing in a thick crust pizza, notably Cottage Inn and Shield's, which is quite tasty and often served in square or rectangular shapes rather than circular.

Detroit Style Pizza? That is a new one for me.
I had never heard of it before either (though I am not from MI). You can read more about his style of pizza here.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:42 AM
 
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the discussion, NRG - very interesting!
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