Organizers picked Alamo Square as the trial location after seeing the Colorado Farm & Art Market’s successes on the park’s east side on Wednesday evenings.
“It’s a good site for a) big trucks to pull into and b) people from outside of downtown to park due to the parking garage just north,” Swinford says. The program started on Aug. 15, then featuring eight food trucks. Swinford says that every truck sold out of food — Hector Diaz, owner of Cuban food truck Lucy I’m Home, had to cancel a planned stop that evening. Nobody was prepared for the enthusiasm of the response.
The program will continue to host eight regulars, plus two more in rotating slots. Swinford notes Food Truck Tuesdays is primarily the Parks Department’s baby, but says the Downtown Partnership has informally surveyed attendees. Most, she says, specifically came downtown for the food trucks. She notes also that the trucks have been popular with jurors, as the El Paso County Combined Courts are directly across the street.