It’s working already.
Two days after the Madison Board of Selectmen voted 3-1 to allow food trucks “if they wish” to move to the more visible north side of School Street for a two-week period to see if business picks back up again, there were three food trucks present Thursday afternoon, reports The Source’s Jack Kramer.
Before the move, there had only been one food truck, Taqueria Cinco operating on Academy Street. Now there was Taqueria Cinco, Taco Pacifico and High Tide Gourmet, The Source reports.
First Selectman Fillmore McPherson proposed the change of location. In addition, town officials will erect a sign on Route 1 directing people to the food trucks new location, and plan to revisit the issue in a couple of weeks.
The town also plans to use its website to gauge feedback on the topic of food trucks in town and where residents would like them to be located, The Source reports.
Read the full Source article here.
If you haven’t been following the Madison food truck debate here is some background. This summer the selectmen voted to move the trucks from near the Green to Academy Street has essentially hurt business and now food truck vendors are taking action including scaling back their hours of operations, The Source has reported
There is only one other food truck that made the move.
When Madison decided to move the controversial food trucks from the more visible Boston Post Road location near the Green to Academy Street several trucks didn’t make the move.
Besides moving to a less desirable location they have to pay a $500 parking fee and there are certain dates that they can’t be there.