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Oxford food truck business growing

Since the Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a Food Truck Ordinance earlier this year, two businesses have applied for such a business permit. YoknapaTaco was the first food truck to get a permit under the new ordinance.

On Monday, the owner of 6 N Tubbs Bagels requested the Oxford Planning Commission grant his business a special exception permit to allow him to sell bagels at various student apartment complexes.

The ordinance addresses pushable food carts and food trucks.

Dennis Van Oostendorp, owner, said he plans on selling fresh baked bagels from a trailer at The Hub Highland Square and The Connection. Before a special exception can be granted to allow commercial sales inside residential areas, the food truck owner must obtain written permission from the property owner from which the food truck will be parked. Food trucks can only be parked on private property or

city-owned property leased to a private entity.

The commission granted Oostendorp the special exception.

The New Jersey native is the former owner of 6 N Tubbs Pizza. He sold the pizza business to a friend to concentrate on his bagel and bakery; however he kept the name 6 N Tubbs.

“It’s a neat name,” he said after the meeting Monday.

The pizza business is now officially 6 N Tubbs Pizza, where Oostendorp’s bagel business — located behind the pizza shop on West Oxford Loop — is simply, 6 N Tubbs.

Oostendorp said he decided to take his show on the road after hearing from students that they never have time to eat breakfast in the morning before dashing off to class.

“This will be very convenient for them,” Oostendorp said.

He hopes to be ready to go shortly after the students return for classes in a couple of weeks.

In other business Monday, the commission:

— Approved a variance request from requirements of the Storm water and Detention Ordinance for property located at 800 College Hill Road.

— Approved a special exception to allow an accessory structure for residential purposes on Chickasaw Drive.

— Approved a special exception to allow an accessory structure for residential purposes and a 10-foot front yard setback variance for property on Hillside Drive.

— Approved the preliminary plat for Isom Hill subdivision — a five-lot subdivision for single-family homes on half-acre lots.

— Approved the final plat for The Grove at Grand Oaks.

— Approved the preliminary plat and final plat for Old Town Shopping Center.

— Approved the site plan for Goose Creek Mall on West Jackson Avenue to expand Rebel Rags.

— Approved the site plan for Southern Storage Services on Industrial Drive.