GREENVILLE, SC – Greenville could get a regular food truck rodeo if ideas discussed at a recent meeting between city officials and food truck owners come to fruition.
The meeting was part of the city’s efforts to reassess the ordinance City Council passed in 2013 and to hear how food trucks in Greenville were doing.
“This was just to get some feedback from the food truck industry,” said Amy Ryberg Doyle, one of the members of city council who attended the meeting. “And they gave us some pretty honest feedback.”
About 12 food trucks were represented at the meeting, along with several city officials and city council members.
Doyle said she thought the meeting was a success, and was a good starting point from which to help food trucks grow in Greenville.
Food truck owners and operators seemed to feel the same about the meeting. Neil Barley, who owns ThouroughFare with wife, Jessica, said the meeting went “pleasingly well,” and commended Kai Nelson, director of city’s office of management and budget for listening to the food truck vendors and for presenting ideas for possible changes to the current food truck ordinance.
“Jes and I attended the meeting because we want to see improvements to the food truck scene, especially in the immediate downtown area,” Barley said in an e-mail following the meeting. “We know there are a handful of events that Greenville host’s every year and we personally think we could enhance those experiences at the events.”
Bo Wilder, of Henry’s Hog Hauler, said he felt reassured by the gathering, that there were members of City Council who were supportive of food trucks and receptive to the concerns of owners like himself.
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