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Appellate court reinstates Baltimore ‘300-foot rule’ for food trucks

The Bombay Kitchen food truck serves a customer on Friday, May 31, 2019 on Charles Street in Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

Baltimore can resume enforcement of its proximity ban on food trucks that prevents them from operating near restaurants with similar cuisine after the Court of Special Appeals deemed the rule constitutional Thursday. The “300-foot rule” prohibits mobile vendors from setting ...

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City, food truck owners debate constitutionality of proximity ban on appeal

Joey Vanoni, owner of the Pizza di Joey food truck, slices a buffalo chicken pizza in his mobile kitchen. Vanoni is suing Baltimore city over a rule that prevents him from setting up within 300 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant that specializes in pizza. (Maximilian Franz/File photo)

ANNAPOLIS — Attorneys for Baltimore on Tuesday asked an appellate panel to allow the enforcement of a city ban on food trucks operating too close to businesses selling the same food, arguing that a trial judge should not have found the ...

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Judge: Baltimore food truck restrictions too vague to enforce

Joey Vanoni, owner of the Pizza di Joey food truck, slices a buffalo chicken pizza in his mobile kitchen. Vanoni is suing Baltimore city over a rule that prevents him from setting up within 300 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant that specializes in pizza. (Maximilian Franz/File photo)

A Baltimore judge ruled Wednesday that the city’s proximity ban on mobile vendors is unconstitutionally vague and cannot be enforced. Two food truck owners sued in Baltimore City Circuit Court last year alleging the 300-foot rule, which prevents them from operating ...

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Economist testifies to benefits of proximity ban challenged by food trucks

Anirban Basu speaks Friday at the Maryland Association of Counties annual meeting in Ocean City. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

An economist took the witness stand Friday as Baltimore city’s sole witness to defend its proximity ban on mobile vendors and faced lengthy cross-examination from attorneys representing the food truck operators challenging the ordinance. Anirban Basu, chairman and CEO of ...

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Food truck owners argue Baltimore rule unfairly restricts businesses

Joey Vanoni, owner of the Pizza di Joey food truck, slices a buffalo chicken pizza in his mobile kitchen. Vanoni is suing Baltimore city over a rule that prevents him from setting up within 300 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant that specializes in pizza. (Maximilian Franz/File photo)

Two Baltimore-area food truck owners testified Thursday how a city ordinance preventing them from operating too close to restaurants selling the same food has hindered their businesses. Joey Vanoni of Pizza di Joey and Nikki McGowan of Mindgrub Cafe, have ...

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Baltimore food truck lawsuit bound for trial in September

The Pizza di Joey food truck. (File photo)

A lawsuit filed by two food truck owners challenging the constitutionality of Baltimore’s proximity ban for mobile vendors is headed for trial after a judge denied cross-motions for summary judgment Friday. Baltimore City Circuit Judge Yolanda A. Tanner ruled at ...

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Baltimore city, food truck owners debate constitutionality of proximity ban

The Pizza di Joey food truck. (File photo)

A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge will have another chance to end a lawsuit over the city’s “300-foot rule” for food trucks after hearing motions for summary judgment Wednesday. The lawsuit claims the rule, which prevents mobile vendors like food ...

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