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    Food Truck Fight At Drexel University

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    EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE AND DEDICATION TO THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN PHILADELPHIA NEW AT 10:00, A FOOD TRUCK FIGHT IS GOING ON AT DREXEL UNIVERSITY

    "EYEWITNESS NEWS" REPORTER IS LIVE IN UNIVERSITY CITY WITH THE STORY GREG? Reporter: JESSICA, GOOD EVENING OVER THE PAST YEAR I'VE COVERED AT LEAST THREE INSTANCES OF FOOD TRUCK VENDORS BEING PUSHED FROM THEIR LOCATIONS BECAUSE OF LAWS PASSED BY CITY COUNCIL INCLUDING THE LATEST ONE RIGHT HERE MARKET STREET BETWEEN 33rd AND 34th STREET ON DREXEL'S CAMPUS THIS TIME AROUND VENDORS AND STUDENTS ARE PUSHING BACK EVEN ON A COLD, RAINY DAY

    I GO TO THESE TRUCKS A LOT Reporter: A QUICK TRIP TO A NEARBY FOOD TRUCK IS HOW MANY STUDENTS SATISFY THEIR HUNGER YOU GOT A COUPLE BUCKS, YOU GET A NICE QUICK BITE TO EAT Reporter: MARKET BETWEEN 33rd AND 34th STREETS FOOD TRUCKS AND THEIR SMALLER FOOD CART COMPANIONS COULD SOON DISAPPEAR THIS IS OUR NEW FOOD TRUCK

    Reporter: IN THAT VERY AREA EXPLAINS UNFORTUNATELY WE JUST FOUND OUT THAT CITY COUNCIL IS LOOKING TO TAKE AWAY OPEN VENDING ON MARKET STREET Reporter: THAT MEANS NO MORE CART OR TRUCK VENDING ON THIS ROUTE COUNCILWOMAN INTRODUCED THE NEW BILL WEEKS AGO AT REQUEST OF DREXEL UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION Reporter: THE STAFF WAS SUPPOSED TO LET OPERATORS KNOW ABOUT THE PROPOSED CHANGES

    THEY HAD A REPRESENTATIVE WHO THEY SAID CAME BY NOBODY WAS INFORMED Reporter: IN A STATEMENT A SPOKESPERSON FOR DREXEL UNIVERSITY SAYS TRUCKS CAN MOVE TO OTHER AREAS AND WRITES IN PART THE DRAFT ELECTRICITY SLATION WOULD NOT PROHIBIT VENDING BUT AIMS TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC SAFETY WE HAVE SOME OF THE WIDIEST SIDEWALKS IN THE CITY Reporter: STUDENTS SEEM TO AGREE

    WHEREVER YOU'RE ORDERING IT'S ALWAYS ON THE SIDEWALK HERE SO I DON'T SEE SAFETY AN ISSUE Reporter: SOME ARE HOPING FOR A LAST-MINUTE CHANGE BEFORE THE END OF TERM THIS THURSDAY FOOD TRUCKS ARE INTEGRAL TO CAMPUS LIFE IF THEY SAY TOUGH LUCK WHAT WOULD BE HAPPEN TO YOUR BUSINESS I'M GOING TO HAVE TO SKRAND MANY — SCRAMBLE TO FIND ANOTHER SPOT

    Reporter: WE DID NOT HEAR BACK FOR COMMENT MEANWHILE SOME OF THE VENDORS WHO ARE AFFECTED STARTED A PETITION SOME SIX HOURS AGO IT ALREADY HAS ABOUT 500 SIKTS THE FINAL VOTE FOR CITY SKOINL

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