WTVM Editorial 6/5/15: Food trucks - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

WTVM Editorial 6/5/15: Food trucks

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Congratulations to Phenix City for beginning what could be a very profitable partnership with mobile food trucks - one of the hottest trends when it comes to casual meals out.

The Phenix City Downtown Redevelopment Authority has carved out a space for the food trucks next to the 14th Street Pedestrian Bridge and Plaza, just across from the new Courtyard Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

It's a smart move that will encourage people to sample new food options, which in turn will create new sales tax revenue for Phenix City.

Some cities like Chicago, have discouraged the rise of food trucks with heavy fines if they locate too close to brick and mortar restaurants.

So it's refreshing to see Phenix City embrace capitalism, free enterprise and the individual entrepreneurs who are ready to take a financial risk for the chance to be their own boss and make some money.

It's the American way.

The uptown area of Columbus will benefit too.

The restaurants in Uptown are already popular… and maybe some of the customer overflow will venture across the bridge in search of something new.

Anything that brings more people to the riverfront area on either side is a win-win situation.

Already there are five trucks ready to roll, or rather park, in the 14th Street plaza.

You can support them starting with the grand opening of the food truck park on June 12 at 5:30 p.m.

It should be delicious!

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