Rosslyn Food Truck Pilot Program Begins

by Dan Lesniak

Food trucks are a great way to get a bite to eat for lunch, offering unique foods and quick service. There has long been concern in and around the Orange Line as to how these portable businesses can best serve and be served in the area. Restaurants and other businesses don’t want to see parking spaces taken up by food trucks, while those that work and live in the area want to enjoy this option. Having food trucks in Arlington adds to the walkability of our urban village lifestyle. In Rosslyn there is now a pilot program in place with the idea of meeting everyone’s needs and desires of the food truck industry, and the Rosslyn BID is asking for your help to determine if it will be a success or not. Until now, food trucks have been on the move, finding their place to be for lunch each day. Not anymore. There are now four Food Truck zones in Rosslyn.

Each zone is situated to take the best advantage of parking available, and ease of access for area residents and workers, making the food truck more pedestrian friendly. These zones are available for those food truck vendors that want to utilize them. They will be open for business weekdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, giving more time for diners to enjoy their meal. Three of the zones will be located along Wilson Blvd., one just above N. Kent Street, one at the Nash Street intersection and one at N. Pierce Street. The fourth zone will be just past Lynn Street on 19th.

The Rosslyn BID is asking for feedback from those that frequent the food trucks. Information will be compiled over the next several months to see if the zones work well and people like them. To help spread the word about the food truck zones, there will be some prizes for posting your food truck experience via Social Media; the food truck vendors are handing out postcards to promote the fun. On Fridays there will even be some live music and special seating available.

Links to provide feedback are expected to go up soon; in the meantime, visit your favorite food truck at new zones and let them know what you think. If you are ready to rezone your life to a new home in Arlington, myself and the Orange Line Living team, are here to provide you with our unique and specialized services so you can turn your dreams into reality. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us directly at 571-969-7653 or at [email protected]

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