ANC 3F will host a community meeting on Wednesday, July 13th at 7:00 PM at Forest Hills of DC (4901 Connecticut Avenue, NW), to address questions about the influx of food trucks and the changing vending landscape in ANC 3F.
Shannon Taylor, lead vending business license specialist at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), will be at the meeting to answer questions.
This meeting will not be streamed online but is open to the public and local businesses are encouraged to attend. Please contact Commissioner Shirley Adelstein (3F02@anc.dc.gov) for more details.
To be clear, Van Ness Main Street Executive Director Theresa Cameron says the food trucks are welcome in the neighborhood. “There’s space for everyone,” she says:
Van Ness Main Street has been working recently with the businesses and the food trucks. When Calvert Woodley approached us recently and asked if we could work with the food trucks to relocate across the street, we jumped on the opportunity to help.
Let’s be clear here that Calvert Woodley was not complaining about the food trucks being here in Van Ness but more about their location which was in front of CW’s front door. So Van Ness Main Street drafted a letter to all the food trucks asking them if they would mind moving across the street.
We also wanted to enliven the space across the street and create something for the vacant plaza [at 4250 Connecticut Avenue] and the food trucks could help us do that. The food trucks kindly moved across the street and seem to be happy there. We talked with Andre Masfar who manages the Java Cove truck and he was very happy with the move.
Our next step is to try to work on activating the plaza even more. More to come.