Dallas Arts District pedestrians will soon hear and smell the sizzle of gourmet meals served from food trucks.
As expected, the City Council approved a change Wednesday that allows the mobile restaurants into the arts district.
"We feel that is a strong component to making a lively district," said Veletta Lill, executive director of Dallas Arts District, a nonprofit that advocates for the district. "This is a small business opportunity, too and for us to get different kinds of options. We're looking at somebody who wants to do a Vietnamese fusion truck and those kinds of things."
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However, the ordinance forces food trucks to move every hour. The City Council is working on removing the requirement.
Michael Siegel, who parks his Green House food truck in a University Park shopping center, said he always had his eyes set on the Dallas Arts District.
"It means a new market for us, a new territory," he said. "Anytime you can go to an area -- especially the arts district -- where you have this great area, great entertainment, where we can go and also [reach] the downtown workers, I think it's a tremendous opportunity."
Siegel's truck will join at least five others on a private lot on Flora Street between Pearl and Olive streets.
Council members also approved plans for a restaurant trailer park in Lower Greenville.
Stationary Airstream food trailers will pop up at the former site of the Arcadia Theater within the next year.