GREENSBORO, N.C. – New rules for food trucks in the city of Greensboro allow the vehicles on private property anywhere within the city.
The food trucks were initially banned in the city. The new rules come after a trial period where they were allowed on Commerce Place in downtown. The trial period is now up and vendors say it went well.
"It's a new thing for Greensboro,” said Jonathan Bohlen, with Great Escape. “It needs to grow and changes are going to happen.”
The food trucks must have the property owner's permission and can't park within 50 feet from the entrance of a restaurant.
Some downtown restaurants have complained to the Greensboro City Council, blaming the food trucks for stealing their business.
Bohlen said he does not buy that excuse.
"I don't know what to say to them if your business isn't doing well it's not because of our business," he said.
The new rules went into effect December 1 and will run for six months. At the end of the six months the city council will evaluate and decide where to go from there.