Do not look for a Downtown bagel fix from the St-Viateur truck this summer. Owner Nicolo Morena did not meet the Ville-Marie borough's criteria for a permit, despite the fact that the iconic bagel shop had one in 2013.
"By the end of the season [last summer], we were the only truck that was doing mornings. So I don't know who's going to cover mornings this year," Morena told the CBC.
Ville-Marie is the sole jurisdiction in the city of Montreal that allows and regulates food truck commerce in the summer months. Aside from St-Viateur Bagel, seven more operators, out of 38, were not up to snuff in the esteem of borough bureaucrats.
A convoy of other food trucks, of course, will operate all over Montreal this summer under the auspices of the l'Association des restaurateurs de rue du Québec.