Food truck vendors one step closer to setting up shop in Springfield

Supporters believe the food trucks would boost Springfield's economy

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield City Council held a meeting Monday night to discuss an ordinance that would provide designated space for food truck vendors.

Supporters of the ordinance believe the food trucks would boost Springfield’s economy and encourage entrepreneurs to come to the City’s downtown area.

Jason Montgomery of Springfield told 22News, “It allows people to build a following, build a customer base, and then set up a traditional brick and mortar store. For some people, especially young people, it provides them with an inlet into small business ownership that they wouldn’t otherwise have.”

If approved, the ordinance would allow food vendors with a permit to operate, without using existing parking or metered spaces.

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