Distributed February 18, 2016 10:50 AM
Nanaimo Puts Food Trucks on the Menu!
Applications for a Mobile Food Vending Business Licence can be made March 1st.
Council has recently endorsed a new food truck and trailer policy, and approved a business licence bylaw amendment, to allow entrepreneurs to operate food trucks in designated on-street parking areas and city park locations in Nanaimo.
Strategic Link: The creation of a food truck policy helps promote local business development.
- Food truck businesses can apply March 1, 2016 to the City of Nanaimo for a Business Licence as a Mobile Food Vendor that will allow them to operate on city streets in designated parking spaces and in select city parks.
- Council has approved more than 12 on-street parking spaces for food truck businesses (primarily downtown) and 24 spaces in park locations throughout the city for food truck or food trailer vendors.
- To ensure successful implementation of this new policy, the business licence bylaw amendment allows for a one-year review of the food truck licensing process and the locations.