The business meets zoning requirements for the city’s Central Business District and is compatible with the Unified Code. Approval of the request requires Truck and Tap to meet all established standards for mobile kitchens and be integrated with a bar, brewpub, or restaurant that meets city, county and state requirements.
During the public hearing on the matter, the Duluth councilmembers asked about how the business handles inclement weather. The applicant, Mitch Jaffee, explained that current operations anticipate using patio heater and mister systems, but the patio becomes more of a transition area the 20 percent of the time when the weather is less than ideal. The plan includes indoor seating capacity for 120, with outdoor seating for between 70 and 80 patrons.