Business
3:44 pm
Sat June 7, 2014

Is there room in downtown Battle Creek for food trucks?

A drive to allow food trucks in downtown Battle Creek is running into stiff opposition from downtown business owners.

There's a proposal to allow up to 7 food trucks in Battle Creek's downtown business district
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

The proposal calls for allowing up to seven food trucks into the downtown business district.

Supporters say food trucks would add vitality to downtown.

But business owners say there are already too many empty storefronts downtown.

“Just common sense tells me that our first priority should be to fill those store fronts,” says businesswoman Marianne Angelo.

The Battle Creek city commission will take up the food truck proposal later this month.