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City holds food truck forum

Rochester, N.Y. – Downtown restaurant owners expressed concerns Wednesday over a plans for a permanent food truck program in Rochester.

They say allowing food trucks program to set up shop wherever they want hurts brick and mortar stores’ business.

They want restrictions on exactly where and when food trucks can operate.

Food trucks owners say they’re open to discussions with brick and mortar stores.

"We're not here to put anyone out of business," Arthur Rothfuss, owner of Hello Arepa Food Truck. "In fact, we find when we work together, we create more business. We’re here to create a more thriving downtown, a more thriving city."

“There's a finite number of customers and like she said, we're all trying to get a piece of the pie," Fina Mineo Burroni, owner of Fina’s Café.

Wednesday's meeting was part of an ongoing effort by city leaders to gain feedback as they move forward with plans to put a permanent food truck program in place by January.

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Washington Times