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Re: “Bill Murray, Brad Creger, and Mike Veeck's Food Truck-O-Rama expected to open this summer

I think it will do really well if pricing is set right (Santi's nearby is a great example...pricing is right and so is value). There are not enough restaurants in the upper peninsula but high demand lots of opportunity for the population there who are out walking, riding bikes and looking for new and different places to try...Santi's, Tattooes Moose, Moes, Lewis Bar B Q, Goat Sheep Cow, Rutledge Cab company, Park Cafe, Home Team, WorkShop, Butcher and Bee are just a few examples of restaurants doing very well in that area...demand is high... North Central/Upper Peninsula is becoming a hub for young families and professionals... great walkability, quiet little neighborhoods 1930ish bungalows --many homes being renovated, software companies, and great restaurants moving into the area. It's close to Hampton Park, Wagner Terrace, and it's right off the highway...When the Low Line goes in, it will be right at the entrance with a direct bike path through to Marion Square... pretty idea spot I'd say!!! If prices are set well, it will do great...love the idea that there will be variety and it can change and stay fresh. Love that area and can't wait until Food-Truck-O'rama opens!!! I know we awill be regulars!!!

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Posted by Regina Hopkins on June 5, 2017 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Bill Murray, Brad Creger, and Mike Veeck's Food Truck-O-Rama expected to open this summer

They have these in several different places in Honolulu and it isn't exactly 75F and breezy there in the Summer. Having dedicated drops for power (and gas?) will cut down on the heat, fug, and noise.

Add a 10x10' shaded stage for lice music and I'll be even more tickled!

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Posted by factoryconnection on June 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Bill Murray, Brad Creger, and Mike Veeck's Food Truck-O-Rama expected to open this summer

Sounds like a ROAD TRIP for me
Peace~Love~Foodies

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Posted by Hamptons Foodie on June 5, 2017 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Bill Murray, Brad Creger, and Mike Veeck's Food Truck-O-Rama expected to open this summer

I remember when I was told that food trucks could in no way make it in Charleston. And I have witnessed these "food parks" in action (in cities like Portland and Seattle). I've seen work. And I know, we are not Portland or Seattle, but our foodie culture is as strong (most likely stronger). So I'm on board.

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Posted by Andrew Sprague on June 5, 2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Bill Murray, Brad Creger, and Mike Veeck's Food Truck-O-Rama expected to open this summer

We've got one about ready to open here in Ferndale, Michigan. It's called Detroit Fleat, and will have the trucks, indoor-outdoor seating, etc. It's going to be great! I hope they remember a bike rack for those who arrive on bicycles.

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Posted by Deb Baker on June 5, 2017 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Bill Murray, Brad Creger, and Mike Veeck's Food Truck-O-Rama expected to open this summer

As I said, I hope it's a success. Will certainly check it out.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 5, 2017 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Bill Murray, Brad Creger, and Mike Veeck's Food Truck-O-Rama expected to open this summer

We will offer indoor and outdoor seating. A/C inside for those warm summer days. Sustainable grass/natural roofs on the containers and lots of trees on the porch will keep customers comfortable outside.

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Posted by Brad Creger on June 5, 2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Bill Murray, Brad Creger, and Mike Veeck's Food Truck-O-Rama expected to open this summer

While I think the idea, in theory, is great and I hope it's successful, I wonder how many people will actually travel to, and continue to support long-term, what is essentially an outside food court without the value added, and I use that phrase sparingly, attraction of a mall.

An open lot outside the city proper with a large container for a bar surrounded by food trucks doesn't seem to be the place to hang out when the temperatures are in the 90's. Food trucks make their money on not only providing excellent roadside food but the ability to go anywhere they can to sell that food. Their mobility is key to their profitability. This project eliminates that mobility.

As it stands now my thought is that Food Truck-O-Rama will be at best a nice two month novelty. If the creators / investors could make this project mobile, a weekly event moved around the area, possibly with live music, well then you might have something sustainable.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 5, 2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Callie's Hot Little Biscuits introduces two new flavors

You can find Callie's Biscuits at other markets in town! Check the website for full list, but around town check in Burbages, Ted's Butcherblock, Mercantile & Mash and the Co-Op on Sullivans Island to name a few! http://calliesbiscuits.com/south-carolina/

Posted by Alex Rowe on June 5, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Re: “We probably shouldn't be shocked that 18 downtown restaurants have closed so far this year

Please point out the fact that some restaurants have the same ownership and simply re-branding, not closing.

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Posted by Elisa Mitchell Hensley on June 4, 2017 at 2:33 PM

Re: “The Granary offers rich, dense food en masse

Hope he took a picture of his money...

Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on June 3, 2017 at 1:17 PM

Re: “John T. Edge talks hunger, racism, and Confederate monuments in advance of his 'Potlikker Papers' book signing

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Posted by john 3 on June 3, 2017 at 6:25 AM

Re: “Charleston has two new grocery delivery services. Here's how they compare

Shoppers for both companies are dependant on tips. The "service fee" from instacart doesn't go to your shopper. At least SHIPT doesn't make you think you have left when you have really just paid rhe company more.

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Posted by Jennie Harris on June 2, 2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Charleston has two new grocery delivery services. Here's how they compare

If you are not tipping these people you are a POS.

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Posted by Jeff Burda on June 2, 2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “We probably shouldn't be shocked that 18 downtown restaurants have closed so far this year

I was just reflecting on this topic last night with a friend, specifically about the former King St. Grill location as well as the time-capsule dive that is Gilroy's Pizza. KSG's haunts have remained vacant for months, no doubt as the owners wait for someone with deep enough resources to be able to afford the rent throughout the renovation process and then weather at least the first year in business. Something really cool, and fresh, and signature Charleston... probably something like the Cheesecake Factory honestly which is none of those things but they have that kind of money.

Meanwhile, long-standing places like Gilroy's, no doubt with an old, business-favorable lease can stick out like the humble and kitschy sore thumbs they are. They are the few reminders that King Street used to be cool but not exclusively in a spotless, bland, "hey tourists might love this" kind of way. If the city's economy wants to continue thriving on charm-based tourism, they may want to consider the pitfalls of allowing landlords to price us into exclusively-corporate-chain territory.

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Posted by factoryconnection on June 2, 2017 at 9:40 AM

Re: “We probably shouldn't be shocked that 18 downtown restaurants have closed so far this year

As much at risk financially in opening and running a restaurant are the purveyors around town who supply them. They know the health of a particular eatery's business model sometimes even before the restaurant knows it themselves just by looking at their accounts receivable columns.

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Posted by Ben Moise on June 1, 2017 at 11:37 PM

Re: “T-Rav's love of "Bad and Boujee" and 8 other things he said in his 48-minute Quintin's Close-ups interview

People of color are NOT "voiceless". EVERYONE has a voice!

Posted by Leslie Burns on June 1, 2017 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Lagunitas' possible Southend Brewery remodel not a good look to some event space renters

Wow! Southend Brewery was a favorite place of ours when we visit Charleston...too bad its gone.

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Posted by Monique Mack on May 31, 2017 at 8:48 PM

Re: “New ad from McDonald’s UK provides a startling glimpse into South Carolina life

Well, that does it for this Carolina Lowcountry Lad. I'm just gonna forget that Alamo thing.

Posted by Chuck Boyd on May 31, 2017 at 8:09 PM

Re: “The Granary offers rich, dense food en masse

Jim, Vanessa doesn't review restaurants for the Post & Courier. She writes exclusively for Charleston City Paper.

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Posted by Kinsey Gidick on May 31, 2017 at 4:10 PM
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