Bigfoot Entertainment is helping make food trucks accessible again on Abbot Kinney
Who: Bigfoot Entertainment, the Abbot Kinney Merchant’s Association (AKMA) and the Southern California Mobile Food Vendors Association (SoCal MFVA)
When: Beginning Friday, Jan. 7, 2011
Where: Bigfoot Entertainment’s parking lot, located at 1611 Electric Ave., Venice, Calif., across from The Brig
Additional Information: Formerly a regular staple of First Fridays in Venice, the AKMA moved to prohibit street parking for the food truck vendors. In November, almost 50 food trucks showed up for First Friday, occupying nearly half of all the available parking spaces. Beginning in December, the AKMA implemented a parking ban, which will remain in effect through Spring 2011. While the ban alleviates the sidewalk congestion and lack of parking spaces, the absence of food trucks struck a nerve with patrons of First Fridays, some of whom called for a boycott of the events. Bigfoot is working with the AKMA and SoCal MFVA to reach a compromise that allows patrons to enjoy the food truck craze while meeting the needs of retail members of the AKMA.
Bigfoot has also partnered with food trucks in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Westwood, for “Dinner and a Movie” nights at Bigfoot’s Majestic Crest Theatre, allowing patrons to bring fare purchased from food trucks into the theater.
For more information, visit www.bigfoot.com.
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