Norwalk boxer Tarvis Simms’s food truck gets knocked out of parking spot in Norwalk

A boxer from Norwalk says he's been forced to fight a battle that will be a challenge to win. Tarvis Simms says he has been parking his food truck in front of a cell tower behind Home Depot on Connecticut

News 12 Staff

Sep 24, 2014, 6:04 AM

Updated 3,561 days ago

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A boxer from Norwalk says he's been forced to fight a battle that will be a challenge to win.
Tarvis Simms says he has been parking his food truck in front of a cell tower behind Home Depot on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk.
"We had something in writing from AT&T saying that we could park in the easement in front of the tower that they rent out," he told News 12.
He later found out that AT&T's blessing was contingent on whether the owner was okay with that. Turns out, Home Depot was not.
He says Home Depot placed orange parking carts in front of the spot where he parked, and told him he would have to pay $3,000 a month and a percentage on his sales if he wanted to stay.
Simms says he spent all day Tuesday trying to find a new place to park his truck.
He says he's using money made from the food truck to fund a boxing organization he's trying to start to help kids in the community.
"We're not looking for a handout. We're just looking for an opportunity so that we can make money to raise for our boxing program," said Simms.


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