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Local food trucks and the city of Charlotte have sparred in recent years over rules governing where, how and when the trucks can earn a living. But new proposed regulations may ease tensions.

The old and the new

Currently: 400-foot separation between food trucks.

Proposed change: Allowing for closer quarters, including four trucks on a one-acre lot.

Currently: Food trucks can’t serve after 9 p.m.

Proposed: Can stay open all night. But have to be at least 50 feet from a “brick and mortar” eateries.

Currently: Food trucks have to remain 400 feet from residential.

Proposed: Reduces to 100 feet.

Currently: Trucks must secure a permit for each spot they visit.

Proposed: One permit could list all their locations. BUT, when they want to do a one-time gig somewhere, they must secure a separate permit.

C5’s Take — and a question for you, reader

Food trucks feel urban. We’re glad some of the rules are loosening up. Some of our faves: Sticks and Cones (you’ve got to try the salted caramel sundae), Tin Kitchen and Dan the Pig Man. Tweet us @Charlotte_Five and tell us your favorite food truck and why. We’ll report back with your picks.

Photo: Diedra Laird / Charlotte Observer

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