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Seen & Heard: Food Trucks Coming to Carlyle at the USPTO

Food trucks in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia

We hear that the City’s Parks and Recreation Department has granted a ‘Special Event’ permit to the U.S. Patent & Trademark office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia to allow several food trucks to vend in the Carlyle neighborhood, for nine straight Tuesdays in May and June from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The ‘Special Event’ starts tomorrow, May 3, 2016. This ‘Special Event’ permit was granted to the USPTO in lieu of the neighborhood’s vehement opposition to food trucks.

While the USPTO employees have been dreaming about food trucks in the neighborhood, how will this event affect other food establishments in the neighborhood?

Lee Hernly, Editor
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It’s unfortunate that it’s only during the day and tailored to a population who largely isn’t from the immediate area. But then I guess that’s Alexandria for you, keeping the Old in Old Town just because we can. It’s funny, I moved here from another similarly-sized city, one that was often considered backwards and behind the times. They managed to allow food trucks all over the place, and at hours where they could be patronized by actual residents. Lo and behold, there were no traffic nightmares and both the trucks AND brick-and-mortar restaurants managed to thrive. But then I guess… Read more »