Last Thursday, April 26, the Hudson Planning Commission approved the plan to create an open-air food court--as Sam Pratt described it, "the antithesis of a mall food court"--at 347 Warren Street. Now it seems Mayor William Hallenbeck and Alderman Cappy Pierro (Fifth Ward) are fretting about food carts, like Steve Walsh's Ponto Brasil, that ply their trade on city sidewalks and city streets. Tom Casey summarizes the situation in today's Register-Star: "Where to draw the line on food carts?"
Meanwhile, workers were busy yesterday installing a picket fence around the vacant lot at Fifth and Warren streets where the American Glory food truck is ensconced. Could it be that Joe Fierro is thinking of opening his own outdoor beer garden on this corner, or is the fence meant only to discourage loiterers from using his picnic tables?
AUTHOR'S NOTE: In a chat at the Hudson Farmers' Market this morning, I heard another theory about the fence: that its purpose may be simply to deter people from letting their dogs poop on the grass.