Bulletin Board: Echo Park Food Truck Rodeo [updated]

Submitted by Kelly Echo Park Chamber of Commerce

Come out for a bite every first Friday night!

Update: The threat of rain will postpone the first Food Truck Rodeo until Friday, April 6

Join us for the first of many Food Truck Rodeos. Multiple food trucks (list coming soon!) will be offering a variety of cuisines and styles for purchase.

The trucks will be lined up along Liberty Street at Reservoir (just behind Vons and behind Taix)

Map link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Liberty+St+%26+Reservoir+St,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90026/@34.078901,-118.261726,18.82z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c2c71a2b61a15d:0x43a98ffdb26bcd1f!8m2!3d34.0785691!4d-118.2615218

This event is a part of the Chamber’s ongoing efforts to transform an underutilized section of the community into a safe, clean and green space.

These events serve as an opportunity to “reactivate” the street of Liberty and Reservoir by re-imagining its purpose and ultimately transforming it as a useful, pedestrian-friendly space. The event is also a fundraiser for the Echo Park Business Improvement District project, which will fund projects for a safer, cleaner and greener Echo Park.

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One comment

  1. I’m curious what the chamber means when it says “reactivate”? I live on Reservoir and I drive and walk along both Reservoir and Liberty numerous times a day. I don’t find either to be pedestrian-unfriendly. And Reservoir, in particular, seems like a pretty “activated” street as is. I wouldn’t call it underutilized in the least.

    This reads like nothing more than a thinly-veiled attempt to disrupt the homeless population in that area, all “take-back-the-streets”-style. If that’s the case: A.) Gross. B.) I don’t think a monthly food truck party is going to accomplish much.

    Now, if this is a precursor to a land grab to turn Reservoir into a traffic-free pedestrian mall a la Silver Lake’s Sunset Park, then we’re going to have a major problem. The language is so (purposely?) vague about the council’s motivating factor, especially when the “problems” you list don’t seem quite that problematic.

    If there’s one thing that area sorely needs, it’s an active deterrent to commuters blithely blocking the Reservoir/Alvarado intersection with a frequency rate that has to be just about 100% at rush hour. There are days that I’ve had to let the light cycle 3 times before I can get across Alvarado and make it the remaining several hundred feet home. It happens constantly, yet I’ve never in my 19 years living here seen any kind of enforcement to keep the intersection clear. And the commuters blocking it could care less.

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