Cupkates: An update

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After suspending business today to meet with the city regarding their permit, Cupkates, Berkeley’s mobile cupcakes truck, has just posted the following on its Facebook page (and Twitter):

The City Manager and Mayor’s office assured me that they would spend time with me today to resolve my permit situation. After numerous calls and emails went unanswered, I again went to City Hall to wait. They simply said they were too busy to meet with me, and an armed police officer escorted me out of the building at 5.

Followed by:

I will be operating tomorrow according to my normal schedule and approved city route, and will post updates as they come. Please call the Mayor’s office at 510-981-7102 or email Mayor@ci.berkeley.ca.us to voice support. Thanks. See you on the streets tomorrow.

Update:  Read Cupkate owner Kate’s update on the current permit dispute here.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside. Email: tracey@citysidejournalism.org.