By all accounts, Naperville resident Joe Hornbaker and his mobile hot dog business have proven a welcome addition to downtown Naperville - at least to most people.
The council will soon be taking up the issue of extending Hornbaker's permit, and some objections have been raised. Some of the other businesses downtown have complained he was taking business away from them. And while the Downtown Naperville Alliance says he is welcome, it also says his operation should pay a $700 fee. Hornbaker currently pays $100, while most other businesses pay $300. The higher fee is justified to pay for the messes created by some of Hornbaker's customers.
Do you think Hornbaker's hot dog cart is a valuable addition to the downtown? Do you think he is being treated fairly, or is he treating other businesses fairly?