Best Conflict of Interest

Page's Okra Grill vs. Food Trucks

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It was a classic small-city conflict. Last fall, the folks behind the new wave of mobile-food enterprises — i.e. food trucks — wanted to get established east of the Cooper, and they were willing to tangle with the red tape and permits. But Linda Page, one of Mt. Pleasant's Town Council members, wasn't so hot on the idea. At meetings, she chimed in with concerns and objections. Her brother, Tony Page, is the co-owner of the restaurant Page's Okra Grill on Coleman Boulevard, and he was first in line at a public meeting at Town Hall to speak out vehemently against the food trucks. His sister abstained from voting on a proposal to allow the food trucks to get rolling, but more than a few eyebrows were raised over the ruckus.

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