downtown Battle Creek

6:20 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Battle Creek Restaurant Owners Criticize Plan to Allow Food Trucks

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Officials have revised the ordinance since public discussion in November
Restaurant owner Ross Simpson said discussions over allowing food trucks in downtown Battle Creek has seemed like "negotiation by ambush" that's "more for show than substance." Reading from a prepared statement, Simpson told city commissioners at their meeting Tuesday night that proposed changes to mobile vending rules have been done "in a relative vacuum" and that downtown restaurant business owners have not been included enough in the process.
6:21 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Battle Creek Considering Food Trucks Again

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Decades old regulations prohibit food trucks in downtown area
Battle Creek officials will again discuss proposed downtown ordinance changes related to food trucks after putting the discussion on hold for nearly five months. A public roundtable meeting on revisions of the city's vending, downtown business district and special events ordinances will be held Wednesday, April 23.
7:23 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Food truck regulations debated in Battle Creek

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Commissioners could vote on issue in January
The food truck debate rolls on. Passions ran high on both sides as city officials met with restaurant owners and residents on Thursday night to discuss proposals that would allow food trucks in downtown Battle Creek. The city is working on making changes to ordinances to allow mobile vending in the central business district, the only area of town where the trucks are prohibited.
9:10 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Battle Creek works on rules for food trucks

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City commissioners are expected to vote on whether to introduce the rules at a meeting in January
Battle Creek officials have released early details of how the city may allow food trucks to operate downtown. Possible changes to three local ordinances were posted on the city's website Wednesday. The drafts would revise decades-old regulations that prohibit mobile vendors in the city's central business district and would also permit leashed pets, along with bicycles and skateboards, in the downtown area.
6:15 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

Food trucks continue to spark debate in Battle Creek

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Possible ordinance changes would allow food trucks downtown
As downtown restaurant owners insist they will bring unfair competition while supporters say they'll bring much-desired new cuisine options, one point may be met with little contention: Food trucks sure know how to start a debate.

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