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VICE CHAIR DANNIELLE GLAROS WELCOMES COUNTY’S FIRST FOOD TRUCK HUB TO COLLEGE PARK
Food Truck Hub Provides Convenient Access to Healthy Food Options for College Park Community While Encouraging Economic Development and Innovative Entrepreneurship
Prince George’s County Council Vice Chair Dannielle Glaros (D) – District 3, will welcome the County’s first Food Truck Hub to College Park on Friday, September 2, 2016. The College Park Food Truck Hub is located in downtown College Park, steps away from the University of Maryland at 7413 Baltimore Ave. The times of operation are 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Food Truck Hubs, as defined by CB-16-2015, legislation enacted by the County Council last year, are outdoor areas designated by the Prince George’s County Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE) where two or more mobile units may sell freshly prepared foods, or fresh fruits and vegetables.
Vice Chair Glaros, sponsor of legislation establishing food truck hubs, along with Council Members Mary Lehman and Karen Toles, says she is pleased to see the resurgence of food trucks in Prince George’s County.
“The establishment of food trucks hubs in the County is truly exciting,” said Vice Chair Glaros. “We have seen this trend grow and thrive in our neighboring jurisdictions, and now there is an opportunity to create new business opportunities for local entrepreneurs while expanding food options for residents who work and live around our metro stations.”
Also in District 3, the University Research Park Food Truck Hub is located at the intersection of River Road & University Research Ct in Riverdale, central to the College Park Metro Station and the site of a future Purple Line Metro location. The food truck hub provides convenient access to healthy foods for the 4,000+ government employees working in the surrounding area. The University Research Park Food Truck Hub times of operation are Monday and Wednesday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Vice Chair Glaros looks forward to additional food truck hubs coming to District 3.
“Every hub that opens in the County is another opportunity for food truck owners and operators to build and grow their business,” said Vice Chair Glaros. “We are looking forward to two additional food truck hubs coming to District 3, one in Town Center Market in Riverdale Park, and another on the north side of the New Carrollton Metro station. Implementing this package of legislation has not been without its challenges, but with strong leadership from the members of our Food Truck Hub Oversight Committee and the enthusiasm with which these first few hubs are being embraced, I am confident our Hubs will provide even greater access to expanded food options and more opportunities for innovative entrepreneurship.”
Additional information on the College Park Food Truck Hub may be found by clicking the link below.