Sarasota News Leader

10/26/2012

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UNDETERRED Siesta Key property owner Randall Arnaud addresses the County Commission on Oct. 23. Photo by Norman Schimmel COUPLE WHO WANTED TO OPERATE A FOOD TRUCK BUSINESS IN SIESTA VILLAGE ARE CONSIDERING OTHER LOCATIONS AFTER THEIR REQUEST WAS DENIED By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Tony and Cheri Bonasto said they had "too many [locations in mind] to list them all" on Oct. 23, just moments after the Sarasota Coun- ty Commission denied their request to operate a food truck business off Canal Road in Siesta Village. "We're just going to move on," Tony Bonasto told The Sarasota News Leader. "This is just the beginning," Cheri Bonasto added. They declined to offer any specifics about the other sites. Cheri said they preferred to make sure they had plans firmed up before seeking board approval again. The County Commission denial was unani- mous, with Commissioner Jon Thaxton mak- ing the motion and Commissioner Nora Pat- terson seconding it. Calling himself a "big fan of food trucks," Thaxton added, "I think they're funky. I think they're cool." However, he said, the Bonastos' application was for a private business that would be op- erated on a public right of way. "This board has struggled for as long as I've been sitting

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