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Good news for foodies: Food trucks headed downtown

Food trucks could be popping up in Downtown Evansville, as soon as Monday. 

The Safety Board has approved a food truck “test block” on the northwest side of Third Street between Locust and Walnut.

Officials say the trucks will be set-up at least 100 feet from existing brick-and-mortar restaurants.

Current municipal ordinance doesn’t allow food trucks and trailers downtown, and Joshua Armstrong of the Southwest Indiana Chamber says in a news release that it’s an “impediment” to “existing and budding entrepreneurs.”

Food trucks must be licensed by the Vanderburgh County Health Department and vendors must purchase a street vendor permit from the city controller’s office.

Interested persons can get more information by contacting the Department of Metropolitan Development.

The pilot program runs through the end of the year.