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DDA Holds Public Input Session Regarding Food Trucks in Traverse City

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Food trucks are becoming a hot topic in Traverse City.

As they grow in popularity, in big cities like New York and Los Angeles, the Downtown Development Authority is considering them in Traverse City.

While there will be regulations, many Downtown business owners are not happy with the idea.

They fear it will take away from their business, especially in the Summer.

Last night, the city invited the public to talk about the issue.

Restaurants like House of Doggs, say it can be unfair competition, because the trucks do not carry the same risks that a "Brick and Mortar Store" does.

"I would like to see them pay some form of permit fee, per day, so it is like they're paying their rent and taxes like we are...so, it kinda levels the playing field," says Nick McAllister, the Owner of House of Doggs.

The DDA will meet again on Friday morning to draft possible motions and ways to move forward, based on the public's input.