Tonayense Truck Moves; Still Won't Serve Students
The seemingly endless conflict between the Tonayense taco truck and those concerned about its proximity to John O'Connell High School has finally come to an end, with the dramatic result that the truck will move up to the end of the block of Folsom Street near 19th Street. Steve Williams, the lawyer for truck owners Benjamin and Esquivel Santana, said all sides seemed fine with the compromise, which they worked out in the final days before the city-imposed deadline today. Ironically, while the truck owners went round and round with the school district, parents, and police over a city law banning food trucks from within 1,500 feet of schools, officials at the Gateway charter school over in the Western Addition were negotiating with the truck to serve on their campus. Gateway spokeswoman Tina McGovern said the school had at one point reached out to to the truck, but they never got as far as a written proposal, let alone actually serving. The brothers seem to be doing a fine business with the PG&E guys at 19th and Folsom these days, but Gateway never did find another truck to supplement its cafeteria. Taco Tuesdays will remain a disappointment.
[Photo: Via Burritoeater]