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Jax Truckies: The Jacksonville Food Truck Championship!
« on: March 02, 2012, 04:02:02 AM »
Jax Truckies: The Jacksonville Food Truck Championship!



In an effort to showcase the best of Jacksonville's local street food culture in a single location, Metro Jacksonville presents Jax Truckies, The Jacksonville Food Truck Championship.

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Re: Jax Truckies: The Jacksonville Food Truck Championship!
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 04:20:31 AM »
A Great effort!
A Public/Private/ Partnership
And it starts on Private land
Nice job Metrojacksonville. I bought my ticket.

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Re: Jax Truckies: The Jacksonville Food Truck Championship!
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 06:49:27 AM »
Will the line up of vendor participants be announced soon?

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 07:12:57 AM »
Yes.  We're currently anticipating a total of 7 to 8 vendors.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 07:15:09 AM »
I just got my tickets for this event.  I have been to the food trucks at Rutgers University in NJ and in Portland, Oregon.  I am hopeful that this event helps Jacksonville embrace the food trucks.  They are great opporunities for start up businesses and are fun for the local community.

Looking forward to it.  I commend those who have helped make this happen.

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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 07:59:25 AM »
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I am hopeful that this event helps Jacksonville embrace the food trucks.  They are great opporunities for start up businesses and are fun for the local community.


That's why we are doing this.  Number one, a city that touts itself as being 'business friendly' should encourage ways for would-be entrepreneurs to start an affordable business.  Number two, food trucks help to stimulate pedestrian activity in a dowtown that badly needs it.  Number three, food trucks actually have some great food!  I visited with Mother Fletchers yesterday (a participating member) and had an AWESOME sandwhich with blue cheese chips(all homemade ingredients) for the same cost as a preservative-filled Big Mac combo meal.  Real food tastes better! 

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 08:14:14 AM »
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Re: Jax Truckies: The Jacksonville Food Truck Championship!
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 08:14:30 AM »
How many tickets have been donated to City Hall?
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 08:49:53 AM »
How many tickets have been donated to City Hall?

I will personally buy as much food as Mayor Brown wants if he brings his family down.  I personally think his kids would love it!

I know the mayor's office is reading this.  That offer is 100% serious!!

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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 08:57:52 AM »
Yeah it would be great if the Mayor comes out. Maybe during the event talk to him about the laws against food trucks downtown and the possibility of changing those laws.

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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012, 09:03:30 AM »
See, I think the mayor would be OK, but personally I think you need all of the players that are writing the bad policy so they can see first hand what they're legislating AGAINST. 

Whether they show up or not, I know this will be a great event if for no other reason, I have an excuse to go drink and eat and be merry (as if I need one.  ;) )

I would assume your plan, Field, is after this one exceeds expectation,  to try and do another in the core on one of our many surface lots in a few months? 
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012, 09:07:52 AM »
See, I think the mayor would be OK, but personally I think you need all of the players that are writing the bad policy so they can see first hand what they're legislating AGAINST. 

Whether they show up or not, I know this will be a great event if for no other reason, I have an excuse to go drink and eat and be merry (as if I need one.  ;) )

I would assume your plan, Field, is after this one exceeds expectation,  to try and do another in the core on one of our many surface lots in a few months?
Seeing how the City has treated Intuition in regard to food trucks, your plan sounds like a fantastic way to get the whole event shut down.

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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2012, 09:19:22 AM »
I would assume your plan, Field, is after this one exceeds expectation,  to try and do another in the core on one of our many surface lots in a few months?

The original idea was to do it in a downtown location like Hemming Plaza.  It would be a great affordable programming concept that gets people to actually use the space as opposed to pulling up benches and making it illegal to play chess in the park.  However, city regulations make it pretty difficult and financially unfeasible to pull off on public property.
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2012, 09:21:27 AM »
Ben said is was a zoning issue.

My guess would be that it's at BCB instead of IAW for that reason.
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2012, 09:22:41 AM »
I would assume your plan, Field, is after this one exceeds expectation,  to try and do another in the core on one of our many surface lots in a few months?

The original idea was to do it in a downtown location like Hemming Plaza.  It would be a great affordable programming concept that gets people to actually use the space as opposed to pulling up benches and making it illegal to play chess in the park.  However, city regulations make it pretty difficult and financially unfeasible to pull off on public property.

Sort of what I figured.  Would it be more feasible to do it next to Ian's place - Pheonix?
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