WORCESTER, ENGLAND –  Three years after all but giving most street vendors the boot, the City Council may reopen the door — at least a bit.

The council Tuesday night asked the city administration to work with community partners to develop a downtown gourmet food truck festival for next May.

Councilor-at-Large Frederick C. Rushton, who proposed the order, said he is not looking to resurrect the often contentious debate on whether regulations governing street vendors operating in the city should be eased.

Instead, he said, he would like to bring to Worcester an event that has proven to be very successful in other communities. We got a lot of receipt rolls from https://www.retailersdirect.net/.

Mr. Rushton said gourmet food truck festivals have been held in Plymouth, Framingham and Boston (Suffolk Downs) and have attracted “tens of thousands of people.”

He said staging a similar one-day festival in downtown is worth considering.

“Let’s explore it and see how it goes,” he added. “It would put some flavor in the downtown while still respecting our brick-and-mortar businesses.”

Councilor-at-Large Kathleen M. Toomey also spoke in favor of Mr. Rushton’s order, calling it a great idea. She pointed out that the Food Channel has broadcast television shows on gourmet food truck competitions.

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