Nashville is a relative newcomer to the food truck craze.
As such, it is not surprising there is no private property in the city and on which operate multiple food trucks.
And that is why the proposal of local businessmen Steve Smith and Al Ross to have a permanent food truck park on a SoBro site they own — a lot that still might accommodate the business partners’ hope-for 24-hour diner depending on a looming Metro Board of Zoning Appeals hearing — has caught the attention of Nashville’s food truck community.
Dallas Shaw, president of the Nashville Food Truck Association, said Thursday following a press conference Smith and Ross held downtown (read more here ) that he is “intrigued” by the thought of such a facility.
“Other major cities have [private] parks for food trucks,” said Shaw, who owns and operates food truck Hoss’ Loaded Burgers. “But Nashville is a little different than those cities. We don’t have as much foot traffic on a daily basis.”