The City of Bellingham is partnering with the Washington State Food Truck Association to test several on-street mobile food vending opportunities in three select downtown locations: 210 Lottie Street (City Hall), the 1300 block of Commercial Street (across from the parking garage) and the 1400 block of State Street.
These locations were selected due to their proximity to interested businesses and/or limited access to food options. The pilot provides pre-approved food trucks with reserved space to park in the public right-of-way during select hours beginning February 2017. This opportunity will run through 2017 as a pilot program to test the viability of the locations and interest of the community.
The City has issued a Call for Trucks to solicit and review applicants. The Washington State Food Truck Association will handle the scheduling. The schedule may be viewed via Twitter: @wafoodtrucklots, the Association’s website or on Facebook: Bellingham Food Trucks Street Vending
“New designated parking sites can offer a unique dining experience because they are more casual than a sit-down restaurant and can bring even very diverse communities together”, said Lori Johnson, the Director of the state food truck association. “It’s exciting to build on the successes of food trucks and expand their presence in emerging markets like Bellingham.”