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Have people complained about this truck or the food ? Personally, I wish this blog did not get in the habit of ratting people out for non violent crimes like this truck owner who is trying to get by and probably selling CHEAP food. I bet I could find a bunch of non violent victimless crimes every day in the neighborhood so why pick on this poor person ?
You sure this poor person's food is CHEAP?
Mr. Penley. Thank you posting with a name instead of "Anonymous". Seriously.
Does anyone know if this truck is selling drugs, like many ice cream trucks do? Cause if they are I would like some Quaaludes.
Always wondered about that Mr Softee jingle playing at 1am...
As long as they keep the idling to an absolute minimum and aren't taking business from local places why not?
re: John Penley "ratting people out for non violent crimes" - how about regulations and laws exist because we live in a society - slippery slopes exist - and the less regulations and laws are enforced the more nonsense the average citizen has to put up with.
Bro get this trash he f out of here. I'm sick of seeing it there. They don't own that spot just like the restaurants don't (but at LEAST they pay rent in the storefront haha). All I envision when I see this truck is drunk douches on the weekend spilling it all over their vile face.
@8:11 - the reason why not, is that it's a public space, it's part of a public road, that's public parking, that's not for one business to just set up shop. It's a shared space for vehicles to pull over. This truck literally has just stayed there like they own da joint.
There is a food truck at the corner of 1st and 11th street which has been there for well over 10 years - no tickets, does not move for sanitation, street sweepers. Only moved once during this time due to a apt fire on 1st. Amazing
As rents continue to ridiculous levels more people will be encouraged to run their business from the street. Who wants to pay $20k a month for a run down building space plus all the other ridiculous small business fees when you can make much more running out of a run down truck? This is how the city’s vast restaurant life will die.
The truck needs to go! It has been there rent-free for a month, and ONLY serves the weekend drunks who invade the neighborhood. And they siphon off business from the hardworking, RENT-paying businesses like Ray's Candy Store or any pizza place where late-night revelers may go for food. Why don't they serve people during the week who may actually live here?
The city budget will die too.
I live on 6th and have seen it open for business 1 time in past month…I assumed people were living in there …. Is it only open like 11pm??
Tried it, food okay, very limited menu. Not CHEAP. Would not be surprised if they are selling items off the menu...
It's legit. I do agree that it's weird that they park there all day and only open some nights of the week. The food is great. The owner is super friendly and running a great business.
Leave the poor man alone they work hard just to make a living. I tried a chicken bowl last weekend and it was really good.
I agree with Mr. Penley. There appears to be no rationale for involving "the authorities" to investigate a pleasant-enough food truck meeting a hunger need on an otherwise uncontested corner. If a denizen is concerned, this is their moment to put values into action: meet the vendor, discern both your own intent and their vibe, maybe check out the food. Do what one says one wishes the cops would do: ask first before assuming criminal intent. This action may cause a denizen to quake in their boots, wish for rescue (aka the authorities), but bravery is not the absence of fear, it is our forward movement despite fear. Acknowledged fear can keep you safe, respectful of proximity and honorable in autonomy, otherwise there is bravado and general stupidity. If we can't be with one another, we are truly forever lost. - Kim
Something the authorities have been asked to investigate? The shanty town that keeps popping up in front of the old Starbucks on 9th Street and Second Ave. It now wraps around the entire corner, complete with a living room setup, crack vials on the ground, and a couple of dudes shooting up and sharing needles as people walk by. Today, they were syphoning gas out of a stolen motorbike. A food truck is the least of our troubles...
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