CINCINNATI (FOX19) - It’s official. Signs to allow mobile food trucks to do business around Fountain Square went up Friday afternoon on Vine Street.
A couple vendors were already taking advantage of the new arrangement Friday. Council voted unanimously last month to expand the mobile food vending program created by Council Member Laure Quinlivan to the Fountain Square area.
“This is a great example of streamlining government and moving quickly to make this happen so downtown holiday shoppers can try the great food offered by our mobile vendors,” says Quinlivan. “I give a special thanks to restaurant and business owners near the square who overwhelmingly supported this expansion, instead of viewing it as competition.”
The idea has been endorsed by Fountain Square restaurant managers at Morton's and Via Vite, although they may not face too much competition from the truck and trailer-based vendors. Macy's has also