At long last, a downtown Asheville site is in the works for Asheville’s burgeoning food truck scene.

From the Asheville Citizen-Times’ story about food trucks:

One of the city’s newest culinary trends could be rolling into downtown by the end of the month.

Food trucks that were banned from downtown for more than two decades until a September City Council vote are working to ready a parking lot south of Patton Avenue, said Marni Graves, owner of the Pink Taco Truck.

“We’re hoping to be there before Christmas and New Year’s Eve,” said Graves, who specializes in southwestern and Mexican food. As this business is becoming quite popular, this potentially means food trucks can go on tour and start visiting various other cities if there is enough demand. If this does happen, driving long hours can take its tole on drivers, which is where devices such as the fleetmatics reveal electronic device could come in handy, especially if this is what you plan on doing for your business.

The 51 Coxe Ave. lot is south of the Asheville Transit Center and is big enough to hold up to four trucks, according to the city ordinance passed this fall.

To be ready, the lot has to have electrical power ready for each of the trucks and plant four trees near the sidewalk to satisfy landscaping rules.


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