Zia's on the Hill's visit to St. Louis Bread Co. headquarters was cut short Wednesday. A city employee said there's currently no ordinance allowing food trucks to operate.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Italian food truck's visit to St. Louis Bread Company was cut short Wednesday. A city employee said there's currently no ordinance allowing food trucks to operate.
Updated: Nov. 15, 4 p.m. Zia's on the Hill, who notified Patch Wednesday morning they'd be heading to Sunset Hills, didn't have the successful lunch they expected. The city allegedly asked the food truck to leave their spot near St. Louis Bread Co.'s corporate headquarters. Zia's apologized to customers on their Facebook page for the abbreviated visit. "We will do what we can to get back there, but it doesn't look very promising," they said. A handful of other St. Louis-area trucks, including Papa Tom's Fancy Franks and Sarah's Meltdown, have frequented the city within the past few months to serve lunch at Geyer Road office buildings, Laumeier Sculpture Park, and even the Route 66 Car Show in August. But a city employee told Patch food …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Regulators have discussed bans on them for "cannibalizing" local businesses. But is that anti-competitive?
It's happened most recently in Maplewood, where city leaders have discussed possible restrictions on where food trucks can operate — or even if they can operate in the city at all. Council members have said the trucks could cannibalize the existing brick-and-mortar businesses in the area. The city hasn't yet made a decision on the issue. Eureka bans the practice, which also came to light again several months ago when a Chesterfield cupcake maker tried to operate in the area and generated Facebook buzz when it didn't happen. The Show-Me Institute has campaigned in its writings against the bans on food trucks, which it says are anti-competitive. In a recent post on the Maplewood situation, the authors said a move to ban food trucks would "…