Food & Drink

Lexington council extends downtown food truck pilot program

The Urban County Council gave final approval Tuesday to extend by three months a pilot program allowing food trucks in parts of downtown Lexington.

The council had approved the six-month pilot program set to expire this month that allows food trucks in six zones during the day and allows trucks to park wherever the owners wanted after 5 p.m., as long as they are not within 100 feet of a residence or open business. Council member Shevawn Akers, who had pushed for the pilot program, originally proposed extending the program until December 2014, but other council members said they wanted to hear from brick-and-mortar restaurants on how the pilot program affected them.

The ordinance approved Thursday extends the food-truck program until March 1 and requires that the Economic Development Committee hold a hearing about the pilot program.

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