Read Newsday for all the juicy details: (April 29th – Long Beach food trucks are unfair competition, some restaurants say).
- Eight Food Trucks, two of them will be rotating vendors.
- All stationed at Riverside Blvd and will called “The Shoregasboard.” Yes, that’s not a typo.
- May 23rd to Sept. 2nd as a trial program.
- $4000 per truck paid to city to operate.
- “The food truck concept emerged from conversations between city leaders and local restaurateurs…”
- The above statement isn’t necessarily true. As the City Manager recently told me, the food truck conversation started on this blog. You guys deserve the credit (read – www.seabythecity.com/?s=food+trucks).
So there you have it. You wanted food trucks, you got food trucks. I was all gung-ho for these trucks all along, but I do feel bad for those barely making it and can’t afford a truck. (read – Food Trucks by the beach. Could they lead to more vacant storefronts?). I still love this food truck idea, but I hope and wish the city does something to remind beachgoers about the other businesses in town. Sugo and Swingbellys are two of my favorite local places, so I am completely happy for them and wish them nothing, but success with this new endeavor. I’ll definitely be at the shoregasboard this summer eating their delicious products. Mmmmmm Pork.