Traverse City Clerk Benjamin Marentette says there are currently 11 food trucks registered with the city that could be impacted by the change, but that the extended hours are only meant for use on privately owned property.
The property that will be most impacted is The Little Fleet, located on East Front Street. There are usually between five and six food trucks that work out of their parking lot.
The change will take effect on January 31, and extend hours of operation for the food trucks from 7am-11pm to 6am-3am. Truck owners say it will allow them to catch the bar crowd and get more business.
“Here at the Little Fleet, the bars are open until midnight most nights, sometimes a little later,” said Simon Joseph, owner of the Roaming Harvest Food Truck. “And to have food available throughout that whole period is kind of the goal, and then I think that once the bars close, it’s not only good business practice, but it’s probably good for everybody if there’s something out there for people to eat.”
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