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Culinary compromise helps cool food fight in downtown Minneapolis

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Tensions between brick-and-mortar restaurants in downtown Minneapolis and the food trucks on the street have certainly grown in recent years.

However, KARE 11 reports those days may be over after trade groups representing the rival culinary creators are working together to push for adjustments to city regulations.

"Food trucks are good. They're good for the 190,000 people that work downtown," D' Brian's Deli and Catering's Doug Sams, who heads the Downtown Food Committee that represents skyway businesses, told the station. "The finger pointing is done."

"We want to do it the right way. We want to have intelligent regulation rather than haphazard regulation," added John Levy, who leads the Food and Truck Association, according to KARE 11. "We are encouraging the trucks to expand because there's plenty of space and there's plenty of building's downtown, so it's got to be viable to operate in other locations."

WCCO notes the city of Minneapolis issued 10 food truck licenses in 2010, but that number has grown to 66 rolling eateries this year.

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