This may be the one time people want trucks to come rolling into town.
The New Westminster Downtown Business Improvement Area is considering a Food Truck Festival this summer in downtown New Westminster, executive director Kendra Johnston told The Record.
"We hope to explore venue options with the city, and nail down some dates ASAP," Johnston wrote in an email. "This is the kind of event that not only local community is crying out for, but will draw crowds from all over Metro Vancouver, really showcasing our Downtown area and what it has to offer. Columbia Street is a no-brainer venue with easy and safe access via our two SkyTrain stations."
The Improvement Area posted the question: "Would you come to a Food Truck Festival on Columbia Street this summer (sic)" and got 84 likes and more than 36 comments just four hours after it was posted.
The group wants to invite about 15 well-known food trucks, including the New Westminster-based Re-Up BBQ and others such as Japadog, Roaming Dragon and TacoFino, to set up shop for a day on Columbia Street, and pair the foodie experience with live entertainment and possibly beer gardens, Johnston wrote.