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Food Truck Friday a hit downtown

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The first Friday of every month is coined "Food Truck Friday" for the Blue Grass Food Truck organization.

"What a hit!" explains Melissa Willoughby, a first time Food truck eater. "I think it helps diversify downtown, gives people more options, especially for those of us who work here and have a limited amount of time to eat."

In April, organizers say more than 800 people showed up, they hope for a better turn on this time around. Many of the trucks packing up and heading to Louisville for the derby after Friday's event.

The Blue Grass Food Truck organization has been trying to come to an agreement with the city council and local restaurant owners.

There is a new proposal for the Food Truckers -- we're told the city has proposed a pilot program and under the proposal food trucks would be allowed to operate on designated parking areas downtown.

At this time, the trucks are only allowed on private property and not on public streets in Lexington.

"I really hope that they are able to come to an agreement," explains Willoughby, " I really think it adds a new element to downtown that most people would love!"

Ten percent of the proceeds from "Food Truck Friday" goes to God's Pantry.

The event goes on till October.

If the Lexington parking authorities approve the proposal, it will be presented to the Urban County Council.


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