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Massachusetts Avenue resident plans neighborhood food trailer

A West Side resident wants to put up a stationary food trailer on a vacant portion of his Massachusetts Avenue property so he can sell "healthy food to the neighborhood with an ethnic twist."

Omar Christian Lopez has sought variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals to allow him to start a take-out concession business at 36 Massachusetts Ave. According to his application, he would use "local ingredients at a reasonable cost" to prepare and sell food from a truck that he would operate.

The main property has a two-family house, where Lopez lives, but he also bought an adjacent lot.

The site is near Columbus Parkway and Busti Avenue, northeast of the Peace Bridge. Lopez said in his application that he plans to store the "low-profile food trailer" behind a fenced area when not in use so that it "will not alter the feel of the neighborhood."

The project will be considered by the Zoning Board on April 19.

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