MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Have you been to downtown Minneapolis at bar close lately? If you’re beyond the point of clubbin’, you might be gobsmacked to discover the hordes that flow into the streets precisely at 2 a.m. It’s something like a mashup of Fleet Week and a college campus during homecoming. With more booze and definitely more foot traffic and vehicle clusterfucks.
The city of Minneapolis has taken note, and has some plans to deal with said clusters. Plans that include parking restrictions, vehicle restrictions in certain areas, and a few other details far less interesting than this little tidbit: late-night food trucks!
Until now, the food truck restrictions on downtown Minneapolis streets have bordered on draconian. Only on Nicollet Mall or Marquette, only between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Or in private parking lots, and then only one truck per lot. These restrictions essentially relegate the experience of hot, drippy tacos running down shirtsleeves to office-types, who, let’s face it, have plenty of other options for afternoon sustenance.
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