HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Thursday the Huntsville City Council voted unanimously to allow food trucks to set up shop downtown.
The ordinance would allow food truck owners to operate downtown from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. City Planner, Marie Bostick, said the restrictions aim to prevent the food truck businesses from posing further competition to downtown brick and mortar restaurants.
Owner of Sugar Belle, a cupcake food truck, Andrew Judge stood up before the council to express his gratitude for the city’s support, but also request the hours be extended, during the Arts & Entertainment District.
“It would mean great revenue for us, but also give us the opportunity to serve the kids and families that we usually serve,” said Judge.
The councilman agreed, that expanding the permit hours would be something they would be willing to consider down the road.
The city is still trying to sort out how the permits will be allocated to the mobile restaurants. The councilmen did not give specific date for when the food trucks will be able to start operating downtown.