Traverse City Record-Eagle

Opinion

January 24, 2014

Editorial: Evolving food truck rules could burnish foodie image

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Whelan reserved comment on the changes, but said time will tell. “It might be fine for the middle of January,” Whelan said. “We shall see in July.”

She’s right. But there are signs the do-it-right attitude that has directed this process so far will prevail. Whelan said Little Fleet owner Gary Jonas has attended neighborhood meetings and offered to meet with the neighbors again to discuss concerns before summer.

He has said he will work with the neighborhood and take care of problems if they arise, she said. That’s not a guarantee, but it’s a positive first step.

There’s no reason food trucks can’t become a key part of Traverse City’s continued rise as a foodie destination. Each success enhances that reputation, and that’s good for everyone.

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