Luncher Calls For Anti-Truck Brick and Mortar Boycott
We here at Midtown Lunch have long recognized the precarious position that gourmet food trucks are. Stuck in a grey area between legal and illegal, most veteran food trucks have chosen to lay low and fly under the radar, rather than stand tall and fight the all powerful rent paying brick and mortar businesses who would love to see them disappear. Well, now that the fight between cops and food trucks has escalated Lunch’er Meghan has said enough is enough:
I work in midtown (52/51st and 7th), and suddenly all of my favorite trucks are being driven off by the NYPD. This used to be one of the best spots for food trucks, and now it is becoming a ghost town. Apparently it just takes one business owner to complain and the cops will force the trucks to leave their spot. Could you maybe do a post on effective ways to fight this?
I would love to participate in a boycott of the brick and mortar restaurants on this block in an effort to get them to stop calling the cops. Alternatively, it would be great to get some sort of legislative support going for this, which would allow food trucks to park without the threat of being forced off. -Meghan H.
I don’t know. Push too hard and you might ruin it for all street vendors. After all, money talks. And in the eyes of the government those who pay rent are always going to win a battle over those who don’t. Then again we wouldn’t mind seeing the people rise up to protect our street food. What do you guys think?