Minnesota town considers relaxing food truck restrictions

Lawmakers in Winona, Minnesota, are considering loosening its restrictions on food trucks, according to the Winona Daily News.

Food trucks are presently allowed at Lake Park by the band shell and softball fields, at certain city events, on private property and on Third Street from Kansas Street to Johnson Street downtown.

Council is considering allowing food trucks along East Riverfront Street and in the parking lots on either end of Levee Park and at the Kiwanis Shelter on Prairie Island.

City officials have suggested removing the requirements that food trucks have a brick-and-mortar kitchen in the city. 

Council is also considering removing restrictions on locations within the downtown area and expanding open hours. Lawmakers are also considering allowing food trucks to operate within 150 feet of existing restaurants if the restaurant management approves, and allowing a separate license agreement for the trucks at larger city events.

Topics: Food & Beverage, Independent Operators, Policy / Legislation / Regulation

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