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Thursday, March 24, 2016

What about Regatta Park for food trucks?


Loved your food truck idea! The wife and I were at Regatta Park last night, and thought that would be a great place for your idea. There's a road that bisects the park that could easily hold four or five trucks. It'd be a great thing to do on a slow weekday night maybe.

James Willoughby
Coconut Grove

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regatta Park is a wonderful addition to the grove. It is peaceful,quiet, a place to chill or play with your kids or throw a ball or watch the birds fly by. Food trucks would degrade that peaceful oasis. The crowds,litter,noise etc would be totally out if place. Food trucks would go well with the Home Depot .

March 24, 2016 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Carol LB said...

I walked through the park last night for the first time with my husband and dogs and food trucks would have been a fgreqt addition!

March 24, 2016 3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think that the people who are going to live in the new condo's across will want to see or smell food trucks?

March 24, 2016 4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Food trucks are not a permanent fixture, they only come one night a week, or one evening a month. FOR A FEW HOURS. I hardly see it as a huge disruption that can not be controlled. And as far as new residents, this is Coconut Grove, with character and artists, and sailors, and quirky personalities, and slightly Bohemian life style. We are not going to change that, and if we do, than we will wash out the neighbourhood to a mundane personality of too many rules and regulations, what a pity that would be.
New residents Choose to live here, quirks and all.
Also, There is the additional end of McFarland road which loops along side the park, perhaps that could help accommodate the food trucks.

March 24, 2016 4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the idea!

March 24, 2016 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is my understanding that the Parks Department frowns upon events taking place in our pubic parks, especially if the could possibly damage the lawn. So placing the Food Trucks upon the parking lot of the park might work. But I still think the best alternative would be to locate the Food Trucks at the Woman's Club. That way the Woman's Club could earn some cash by charging a modest fee and the icing on the cake would be the opportunity for more folks to discover our historic and charming Woman's Club.

March 24, 2016 7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At Young Circle (Art Park)in Hollywood they have a wonderful event called Foodtruck Invasion every Monday 5:30pm to 10pm but then that is in the United States.

March 24, 2016 8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think a Food Truck night in the Home Depot parking lot is a good idea.

March 25, 2016 10:42 AM  
Blogger Ariel Baron-Robbins said...

I think we should have a food truck night. That would be so much fun? I see plenty of places around Regatta park that the trucks could park on pavement and then people could carry the food into the park and picnic. We could have local musicians play out there as well.

March 25, 2016 11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole food truck trend has subsided quite a bit. Too bad the Grove didn't capitalize on it years ago when it was hot.

March 25, 2016 4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are several good ideas here. But other than posting a comment, what constructive efforts are you actually implementing? Its not enough that you post a comment from the comfort of your home. Don't expect that the powers that be will be motivated by your comment. If you really want to see your ideas become a reality, than make it happen. Rally the troops, meet with your Commissioner, Chamber, CGVC and BID. Organize a petition. Do something positive (other than a few key strokes) to achieve real results.

March 26, 2016 5:33 AM  
Blogger Grapevine said...

Oh dear reader, you do not know the power of The Grapevine. The wheels are already in motion. Stay tuned.

March 26, 2016 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Food trucks are so 2012.NEXT!!!!!!

March 27, 2016 10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oh dear reader, you do not know the power of The Grapevine". Before commenting on your comment, NO informational keeps everyone informed about our Grove, NOTHING, which I read several times daily! I learn when a branch falls off a tree onto Main Highway or every move M. Sarnoff made, or when bicyclist pass thru, when a new business arrives or departs, high rents, how many sq. ft. comprise the newly constructed dock masters blding or that Regatta's park benches are consider ugly, or those who comprise the membership of the sailing club are basically rude/arrogant, or that the glass house at Peacock park will soon be serving wine, or that the gate is locked to the basketball court by our local church, etc., etc., etc., and etc..
Yet I'm not aware of any social movement accomplished by even one story. Not because the Grapevine lacks, but because people are simply satisfied tapping out a comment thinking they have somehow helped.
If you take a few minutes to see what is happening to the entire world population you'd notice that a vast majority of those who engage in SOCIAL MEDIA are extremely unhappy and very, very lonely. The Grape does a great job of providing detailed info, but the people are brain dead, hey, the Walking Dead.

March 27, 2016 10:17 AM  
Blogger James said...

I wonder if the anonymous commenter griping about unhappy people who comment on grapevine articles having no lives above sees the irony of their post.

March 28, 2016 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James, anon 10:17 did not comment that "griping about unhappy people who comment on grapevine articles have no lives". The comment read "those who engage in SOCIAL MEDIA are extremely unhappy and lonely, I.E., socializing can never be accomplished in ether, it has to be face to face! On rare occasions restaurants, food trucks, hot dog stands, whatever can provide a truly great nutritious and SAFE meal. HOWEVER about 85% of all foods consumed worldwide are chock full of GMO's containing bt's. If ISIS doesn't kill U the food certainly will and at best shorten your lives drastically. Not a one of U understand or CARE that your food consumption is your greatest enemy now and in the distant future. Autism, Parkinson's, Alzheimer and over a dozen other diseases now affecting those of middle ages have increased drastically since GMO's & bt's came on the scene beginning 1993. Yes, socializing @ eateries is great for humanity, but purchase whole foods and cook at home or get to know your chef and only then eat out.

March 29, 2016 9:00 AM  

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