Another idea for a late-night food vendor in downtown has come through the doors of City Hall.
This idea has wheels attached to it.
Two Lawrence entrepreneurs — Oscar Marino and Alejandro Lule — are seeking city approval to run a late-night food stand out of a mobile concession stand trailer. They hope to win approval to park the 16 foot by 8 foot concession trailer near Ninth and Massachusetts or 10th and Massachusetts from about 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays.
City commissioners at their meeting this evening are expected to receive the request and forward it to staff members for a full report.
The idea comes on the heels of a pair of college students proposing to operate a late-night food cart near the corner of Sixth and New Hampshire streets to cater to the bar crowds.
Commissioners also are awaiting a staff report on that proposal. Staff members from the city clerk’s office said several people recently have inquired about selling food and beverages from vans, trucks or trailers in the downtown area. Currently, late-night street vendors are prohibited in downtown.