Hennepin County may get its own food truck court

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Coming to Hennepin County's Government Center Plaza?
Taking a cue from downtown St. Paul's Wednesday food truck court across from Government Center and the new Thursday food truck court (starting May 3) gathering on Kellogg Boulevard near Robert Street, Hennepin County is making plans to allow vendors to set up shop in the plaza outside their own Government Center,  the Star Tribune reports.



For those who work and lunch in the area, the announcement that the County Board granted preliminary approval means more options for grab-and-go meals, but for food truck owners this news actually means their possibilities are limited. Trucks with generators will not be allowed and they will only be able to sell food that is prepackaged or fully prepared in advance, meaning no cooked-to-order burgers or individually fried batches of doughnuts. 

Not very many vendors meeting that criteria spring to mind, but it sounds like the county commissioner will be the one seeking out the four carts that will make up the court. The plan is to find carts that will complement the food options already offered by Park Cafe, the eatery that has been operating on the Government Center plaza since 1986.

Will this court be affected by competition from Nicollet Mall trucks who are able to offer batches of golden fries, crispy egg rolls, and pork belly sliders? We'll see, but it seems like they should rename this one "food cart court."

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Hennepin County Government Center

300 S. 6th St., Minneapolis, MN

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Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

Clueless morons in full effect and on display. Reaching new lows of futility.

Erica Anderson
Erica Anderson

This might come as a shock to the idiots on the county board but most food trucks have generators.

Eanderson1974
Eanderson1974

Why bother if trucks with generators aren't permitted to participate in this potential food court? Way to go Hennepin county board. You do me proud. Not.

Emmy
Emmy

 "Trucks with generators will not be allowed and they will only be able to sell food that is prepackaged or fully prepared in advance, meaning no cooked-to-order burgers or individually fried batches of doughnuts."  Ugh.  And this story had so much promise...

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