City of Alexandria seeking food truck feedback

By Rich Johnson, WTOP News

WASHINGTON — The City of Alexandria, Virginia, is hungry for some food truck feedback.

The city’s pilot program, allowing trucks at a few off-street locations has, so far, been underwhelming. Only seven trucks have been willing to pay fees of up to $800 — far more than other nearby jurisdictions charge.

Food trucks have also been restricted to just a few locations, including farmers markets, special events and parks.

But the trucks might be showing up in more places — if community members like the idea. The city is conducting an online survey concerning three new possible locations.

“We’re just looking for some feedback to understand what the community wants,” says Alexandria Assistant City Attorney Joanna Anderson.

The survey is looking for your opinion about whether the trucks could, for the first time, park on some streets.

“North Fairfax Street … in the neighborhood called Old Town North, near the Braddock Metro on Northwest Street, and on Eisenhower Avenue near the Eisenhower Metro,” says Anderson.

To share your input and take the survey, visit the City of Alexandria’s website.

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