In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this weekend from NYC, Royal Oak, Chapel Hills, Palm Springs, Boulder and Melbourne Australia.

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Feb 3

A Food Truck Congregation for the World Financial Center – New York City, NY – And now, the food-truck court at ground zero.

On Monday, food trucks will congregate for the first time on North End Avenue by the Hudson River to the west of 4 World Financial Center, following three months of negotiations with the Battery Park City Authority and Brookfield Office Properties, owner of the center.

“We are really excited to find a safe place to vend where we can contribute to the local community,” said David Weber, president of the New York City Food Truck Association. The group will have the responsibility of coordinating a rotating roster of 21 trucks at the site — to be called the World Financial Center Food Truck Court — from Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The Truck Stops Here: Mobile Food Vendors Come to Farmers Market – Royal Oak, MI – Mobile food vendors will growl into the Royal Oak Farmers Market next week, where as many as six 26-foot bumper-to-bumper trucks can fit comfortably inside the confines of the market according to market manager Shelly Mazur.

The event, “Street Eats Wednesday,” is sponsored by the newly formed Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association. So far, organizers have lined up five trucks, a food cart and a popular local band, the Reefermen.

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Feb 4

Chapel Hill fees may stall food trucks – Chapel Hill, NC – Food trucks will soon be allowed in Chapel Hill, but many vendors say the costs will keep them away.

The Town Council unanimously passed new regulations for food trucks and trailers this week that restrict the vehicles to private property and include several permits – the most expensive in the Triangle.

Vendors will have to pay a $600 annual fee, get a $118 zoning permit and a $50 privilege license. The property owner that hosts the truck will have to get a $118 permit.

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Food Truck Fest plies the Coachella Valley with mobile goodies – Palm Springs, CA – Nearly 10,000 people gathered for a one-day food binge to experience a food-nomenon that has taken over the country.

“I’m blown away,” said Stephen Domingue, owner of Ragin Cajun, a Louisiana-style food truck that rolled in from Los Angeles. “I can’t believe the crowd we’ve got here.”

The first Palm Springs Food Truck Festival at the Spa Resort Casino attracted foodies from all over the Coachella Valley and beyond with nearly 70 food trucks that served up everything from rattlesnake hot dogs, dirty spaghetti tacos and tornado potatoes.

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Feb 5

Meals on wheels: Boulder’s food trucks navigate new rules, more competition – Boulder, CO – A year ago, the food truck scene that continues to gain steam in markets across the United States was just budding in Boulder.

As a couple food wagons roamed around the city in search of places to sell their street fare, Boulder officials developed the first-ever regulations for the new sector.

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Food van debate set for Yarra Council meeting – Melbourne, Australia – Council will consider guidelines for the operation of mobile food vans in the municipality at tomorrow night’s council meeting.

The motion, deferred from a council meeting in December, recommends vans be allowed to operate provided they are at least 200m from the nearest takeaway food business.

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