Gainesville food stands looking to serve late night customers
A change to Gainesville city policy may allow mobile food stands to stay open later-until 3 a.m. Although the current law mandating they close at 10 p.m. is loosely enforced, the extension would solidify food vendors as late night hot spots. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Diaz went downtown where she spoke with the people who will decide the law and those who will be affected by it.
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