COLUMBUS, Ohio — Starting this weekend, food trucks in the Short North will no longer have to stop operations at midnight. Columbus City Council voted Monday night to lift the restriction that was established in response to violent incidents in the area.
The restriction was put in place through Mayor Andrew Ginther’s executive order on May 19 in response to two straight violent weekends in the district last month, which council later ordained.
“Food carts are not the cause of violence in the Short North. It’s that simple,” said Councilmember Emmanual Remy.