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The future of Mobile food vendors in Monroe stalled

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Food trucks rolling into to Monroe will have to put on the brakes.

That's what city council decided at their June 24th meeting.

Council shelved the ordinance that would allow mobile food vendors within city limits.

Some local restaurant owners are voicing their opinion against the trendy food service.

Cordell Blockson and Orlanda Chisley are both restaurant owners in Monroe. They feel the same about food trucks coming within the city limits..

"They need to spend the money we spent. The heart aches, go through all of that just like everyone else had to do," Chisley said.

"Matter of fact it's so tough eight out of ten restaurants closed within the first year," Blockson said.

However some are feeling differently about the trend of mobile food vending. Ronnie Traylor loves to eat from the mobile eateries so much that he recently bought one.

"It's different food, you get all kinds of food you don't have to get just one choice of food. You can go around and get different types of food. I mean it's awesome I love it," Traylor said.

Mayor Jamie Mayo says if the ordinance eventually passes, depending how city council votes he will veto the measure.
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