Temporary waiver allows food trucks to operate during new hours

Dec 5, 2014

Food trucks are already allowed to operate at Wabash Station in downtown Columbia between 9:30 p.m. and 3 a.m..
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Food trucks will serve customers during new hours in The North Village Arts District. The current city bill allows food trucks to operate at the Wabash Station between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 3 a.m., but starting December 5 the temporary waiver will allow the trucks to serve customers on Friday evenings from 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. during the district's First Friday events.

Mark Risch is the owner of the CoMo Dough Pizza truck and said he is looking forward to working the events.

“I mean I want to promote my business, I’m going to promote the food truck business as well bring attention to the Arts District," Risch said.

The food trucks will be parked in the Wabash Station parking lot. Jeffrey Moore is the owner of Grindstone Lithography Studio and said the location of the food trucks will help bring foot traffic to a side of the district that can be overlooked.

“Having this venue in the parking lot where the bus station is will really help tie everything together as kind of a district," Moore said.

The North Village First Friday events start tomorrow evening at 6 and will feature music, art demonstrations and food. The event is free and open to the public.