It’s difficult to read stories like this even when they are happening across the country. This one happens to be in our backyard. So here is the problem. The family of a city council member owns a pub, a neighboring pub has decided to use a food truck to serve their customers during a St. Patty’s Day event. Of course the council member has issues with this, but for him to come out and accuse the pub owner of not being a team player is absolutely ludicrous.
FARMINGTON, MI – Farmington city council member Greg Cowley called out the owners of Farmington Brewing Company, located next door to his family’s pub, over their plans to bring in a catering truck for a special St. Patrick’s Day event.
Owners Jason Hendricks and Jason Schlaff told officials during Monday’s city council meeting that friends who are launching a catering business will serve sandwiches from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on March 17. They said the plan would be similar to two previous events, which officials approved. The truck will be parked in two spaces behind the restaurant; food prepared in the truck will be served inside.
“I think it’s a travesty that you think the restaurants downtown on St. Patrick’s Day cannot service your customer base,” said Cowley, who has consistently opposed any event that brings food trucks to downtown Farmington. “I don’t consider this a teamwork strategy. People need to eat on St. Patrick’s Day, but they need to eat in downtown restaurants.”
Find the entire article at farmingtonvoice.com [here]