Off the Wire Food Truck NewsIn 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 past weekend from Baltimore, Ann Arbor, Houston and Raleigh.

October 11

Baltimore ahead of other cities for food truck regulations – BALTIMORE, MD – Although the food truck market is exploding across the country, a new study by the National League of Cities shows that many cities don’t have regulations in place to support the growing industry.

Baltimore’s food truck segment is young, but the city is ahead of the curve when it comes to regulating the industry.

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Mark’s Carts vendor developing plans to open outdoor food ‘cartyard’ on South University – ANN ARBOR, MI – The co-owner of two food carts at downtown Ann Arbor’s outdoor food courtyard Mark’s Carts is developing plans to bring a similar concept to South University Avenue.

Univeristy of Michigan alum Alex Perlman and U-M senior Noah Hoffman plan to openEat The Hub at 1215 S. University Ave., where food vendors would be stationed during the 2013-14 school year.

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October 12

Food truck owner shot in northwest Harris County; Suspects at large – HOUSTON, TX – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after the owner of a mobile taqueria was shot to death Saturday during a robbery in northwest Harris County.

It happened just before 3:30pm in a gas station parking lot in the 8100 block of Fairbanks North Houston Road.

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October 13

Food trucks, road races among ‘growing pains’ for downtown Raleigh – RALEIGH, NC — The first season of downtown Raleigh food truck rodeos wrapped up Sunday, but the debate over where the mobile vendors belong in downtown – among other growth-related issues – is just beginning.

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