Dyngus Day is a big deal in Buffalo. If you know how to have fun in our rust belt city, then you decidedly become Polish for one day and party your socks off! This year is no exception! The Central Terminal in Buffalo will be hosting a HUGE Dyngus Day celebration this Monday and they think it will be even bigger and better than last year! It will be the LARGERST Dyngus Day celebration this side of the Atlantic! It’s starts at 3:00 and goes until you can’t whack anyone else with pussy willows. And our favorite part is that Amy’s Truck will be there as well, ready to fill your belly so that (let’s be honest) you can keep drinking!
The City of Buffalo Common Council will hold a final meeting regarding food truck legislation on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM in council chambers on the 13th floor of City Hall. The current food truck ordinance will expire April 1st.
City of Buffalo residents, people who work in Buffalo– we need your help! The current ordinance imposes a licensing fee of $1,000 per truck, per year, giving Buffalo the highest food truck fee in the nation. Cities like LA, New York, Austin and Cleveland charge significantly lower fees for a food truck license. The $1,000 fee is cost-prohibitive to many, and has proven to be harmful to Buffalo’s fledgling food truck economy. Amy’s, together with an association of several other food trucks, are advocating for a decreased fee.
You can help us, and all current and future food truck vendors, by exercising your civic rights! If you are a Buffalo resident, call or email your Common Council representative and let him or her know that you support a decreased fee for food truck licensing. Find your representative’s contact information here. Attend the meeting on Tuesday; it’s open to the public. Sign up to speak at the meeting and voice your opinion for the record.
If you’d like to learn more about food trucks, the Institute for Justice recently published a study titled “Seven Myths and Realities about Food Trucks: Why the Facts Support Food Truck Freedom.”
Food truck freedom is on the line! We want to continue to serve high-quality, creative food at fair prices to our loyal customers. Tell the Common Council you want a lower fee for food trucks!
We could all really use your help! The buffalo permits and licensing fees are really hurting all of your favorite Buffalo food trucks. We went in front of Common Counsel yesterday to plea with them to lower these fees so we can all continue to operate. I won’t mention any names, but there are also brick & mortar restaurant owners out there trying to put more restrictions on places for the trucks to park. We want to continue to serve you, but the city is making it difficult! If you have a moment, email or call our counsel members at city hall and tell them you want the trucks to be able to survive and thrive here, so the fees must come down! And no more added restrictions!! Thank you all!! Help us keep on trucking!
On Saturday, March 9th stop down at The Foundry for Swinging, Hops & Vinyl, an evening of local craft brews and swing dancing, followed immediately by a Vinyl after party, featuring DJ Cutler, DJ Shuteyes and friends! Amy’s Truck will be there as well to give you your dancing strength. We’ll see you around 7:00pm until 9:30pm!
…what gives?! Where is the early spring you promised? Hang in there Buffalo, hopefully it’s coming soon!