Surprise, surprise: Brookline selectmen have approved a six-month extension to the town's controversial pilot food truck program. The Globe says that the board voted unanimously to extend the food truck program until April 30 for Baja Taco, Compliments Food Truck, Paris Creperie, Pennypacker’s Food Truck, and Renula’s Greek Kitchen.
Local restaurant owners aren't thrilled, though: Eddie Chen, who runs Nud Pub Restaurant on Commonwealth Avenue, reportedly said food trucks operating at St. Mary’s Street have caused a "significant" drop in his business and "he thinks allowing the vendors at that location is a bad idea." Well, as Puritan's Will Gilson told us not long ago, "If a restaurant is really having trouble because a truck is there for three hours a day or whatever the city is allowing ... if you can't make it, and you have a bar, and you have alcohol, you gotta rethink things." [Globe, Earlier]