The first mobile food cart will soon be coming to Bexley, offering steamed bagel sandwiches.

The first mobile food cart will soon be coming to Bexley, offering steamed bagel sandwiches.

Bexley City Council approved the city's first food cart vendor, the Short North Bagel Deli, at its March 13 regular meeting.

According to their website, www.shortnorthbageldeli.com, the cart and its owner, Jeremy Fox, can be found in communities around central Ohio serving sandwiches on Block's bagels.

City officials said the food cart will operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on East Main Street, near the location of the Bexley Farmers Market.

In December, council approved legislation allowing food carts to operate in the city, provided they are granted a permit to operate and pay a $100 fee.

As part of the permit process, Bexley will require food cart vendors to also have a permit through the city of Columbus, which requires safety inspections be performed by the Franklin County Board of Health.

The sale of alcoholic beverages from food carts will be prohibited, and carts may not be set up on public property or rights of way. They will not be permitted within 500 feet of a school facility without prior authorization from the school administration.

Mayor Ben Kessler said council will likely review the legislation after the summer season to evaluate if any changes are needed. So far, at least one other food cart vendor has shown interest in coming to Bexley, Kessler said.

The next city council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 27 at City Hall, 2242 E. Main St.

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