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Old 04-15-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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I am sure this concept will eventually grow to other parts of the city.

"Food trucks are becoming an ever larger part of Atlanta’s food scene. With the new Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market park opening this month, you’ll have a permanent place to hit your favorites..."


The Atlanta Food Truck Park to open this month | Food and More with John Kessler
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:14 PM
 
Location: 30080
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Food trucks have been so slow to catch on here. I used to love them over 10 years ago when I was in DC.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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Food trucks have been so slow to catch on here. I used to love them over 10 years ago when I was in DC.
I thought it was more a problem of regulations here that have kept food trucks out for while.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I thought it was more a problem of regulations here that have kept food trucks out for while.
Correct. Atlanta had a huge amount of red tape (and some claimed political issue) that kept food trucks at a bare minimum here compared to other cities. There are a variety of articles online if you google them, but one such blip with details is HERE.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:12 PM
 
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Howell Mill and I-75 is an excellent central location for this. Let's eat!

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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Howell Mill and I-75 is an excellent central location for this. Let's eat!

Indeed. The Howell Mill Food Park was running all last summer, but its location behind the Willy's on Howell Mill made it harder to find, and parking was not fun. This location, only about a block away, is great.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:56 PM
 
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Indeed. The Howell Mill Food Park was running all last summer, but its location behind the Willy's on Howell Mill made it harder to find, and parking was not fun. This location, only about a block away, is great.
I'm super stoked about this. But as I was driving past it this morning, I was wondering to myself, "Where are people going to park to come here?" It's not easily accessible by public transit. It is SUPER accessible by car, but it's hard to tell where our cars will be able to park.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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Looks like the Food Truck Park is getting off to a great start...

Food truck park opens to huge crowds *| ajc.com
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:39 AM
 
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Oh good grief! The Atlanta city government sure does suck sometimes:

Atlanta Food Truck Park Closed Temporarily Due to Permit Issues - Food on the Run - Eater Atlanta

It's amazing to me how quickly they move on rinky dink permitting issues, while they can't be bothered to address crumbling sidewalks and ill-timed traffic lights for years. (I know it's not the same office, but I don't care. It's about priorities.)

Does this city want to generate business or not? They already make it so difficult for restaurant entrepreneurs in food trucks. They go out of their way to obstruct new food trucks, who will generate additional tax revenue, from opening and/or parking too close to brick-and-mortar restaurants. But they'll throw gobs and gobs of tax incentives to Large Corporation X, which may not even give a crap about this city, to open up shop pretty much wherever they want.

Do we want to support local innovation or not? Do we want to support job creation in all forms, or just heavily subsidized mega corporate jobs?

(BTW, these permits have virtually nothing to do with food safety concern.)
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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Glad to see the park re-opened...hopefully all the "permit" issues have been resolved.

Atlanta Food Truck Park reopens *| ajc.com
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