CLEVELAND - Downtown Cleveland lunch-eaters had another option on Good Friday.
The Dim And Den Sum food truck was parked at the corner of Lakeside Avenue and Ontario Street. But the truck was well off the public thoroughfares, parked in a lot next to the Cuyahoga County Administration building.
Presently, city of Cleveland ordinances prevent food trucks from doing business on downtown streets. For much of the last year, food truck operators have been waiting for legislation allowing them to bring their popular gourmet offerings to downtown diners. The county said it has stepped in to help in the meantime.
Chief of Staff to the County Executive Matt Carroll told NewsChannel5 he believes the city is close to completing its work on the food truck issue.
"They have a lot of processes to go through," Carroll said. "We wanted to try to be supportive of our local merchants -- some creative entrepreneurs in our community, so we have a little spot for food trucks here."
Carroll said the county was approached by Dim and Den Sum and worked out an agreement. According to Carroll, the county is also open to having other trucks share the space next to the administration building.
Here is a link to the Dim and Den Sum website