• With so much in dispute about the raid of the H&8th outdoor food market Friday night, all involved sides agreed they read a story previewing the event earlier that day in The Oklahoman.
• Officials with ABLE, the Oklahoma City/County Health Department, and Oklahoma City inspectors all verified Monday they weren't aware of the event until after they read the story.
• Organizers Laura Massenat, Jonathan Stranger and J.D. Merryweather say they started planning the event in July. Stranger visited with the ABLE Commission on Wednesday and believed he had obtained all required permits and was cleared to sell alcohol at the event.
• Operators of the Big Truck Taco and Munchbox food trucks both said they applied for required permits and also believed they had cleared all hurdles (efforts to reach operators of the Hugo's food stand were unsuccessful on Monday).
• Massenat said her staff reviewed required permits by both Big Truck and the Munchbox, but not Hugo's, before the event starting at 8 p.m. Friday.
That day Massenat learned she was rejected for one permit required for outdoor events. She chose to proceed with the event despite lacking the permit.
• Records show city inspectors began voicing concerns about the market at 9 a.m. after seeing the newspaper story. Sometime that day, inspectors with the health department saw the story and agreed to add the market to their previously-planned sweep of food trucks in south Oklahoma City.
• Agents with the ABLE Commission also decided to inspect the market and Ludivine after seeing the story. Neither the ABLE Commission, health department or city inspectors notified H&8th organizers about their concerns.
• ABLE agents arrive with police shortly after the event starts at 8 p.m. Health department inspectors arrive with city inspectors about 8:20 p.m.
• Tommy Hand, director of mobile events at Big Truck Tacos, is told by city inspectors that he bought the wrong mobile food truck permit from the city. Shane Mutz is told by the fire inspector he is not allowed to use an extension cord to power his vehicle. Mutz reports when he unplugs the cord, he asks if he can retrieve his power generator but is told by health inspectors his vehicle lacks functioning electricity and refrigeration.
• Health inspectors report Hugo's is shut down for lacking screening for his trailer.
• ABLE agents move on to nearby Ludivine and cite it for having a box of wine stored outside the restaurant's hallway. They also discover the bartender's license had expired four days earlier — a license the bartender promptly renews.
• By 9 p.m. the raid is complete and the market is shut down.
BY STEVE LACKMEYER, BUSINESS WRITER