Doraville, GA, June 13, 2o16 – The Post Reports – The City of Doraville is reverting back to their previous schedule for community Food Truck Rallies to once per month. “The rallies are being “tweaked” in a move to make the popular event an even better dining and socializing experience for citizens in the city and surrounding areas,” says City Public Information Officer Bob Kelley. “Events such as this are consistently monitored and modified to make them more appealing to growing audiences. Also the Doraville event was competing against similar same-day events in surrounding cities, draining the availability of a broader selection of vendors.”
The Food Truck Rallies will be held on the third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. so that more people will be able to participate in the event. “We found that many people, after working all day, found it difficult to leave their home again in the evening to come to the event,” says Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman. “We held the first event this April on a Saturday and the crowds were much bigger than what we have been experiencing lately on Thursday evenings.”
Atlanta Food Truck Coalition coordinator Jim Shumake agrees. “In addition, we want to be able to give residents a wider variety of dining options and when we have several similar events on the same day, this dilutes the pool of vendors available. Also, people running weekend errands or shopping are, we have found, more apt to drop by the rallies for lunch or to meet friends.”
In line with these new parameters, the next Doraville rally has been scheduled for July 16 in the same location as always, 3725 Park Avenue, in front of Doraville City Hall. The midday event will still feature a bounce house and new music options are being explored to entertain guests.
Details for each event will be posted on the Doraville city website, http://www.doravillega.us/; disseminated to the usual neighborhood communication networks; and the complete calendar will be printed in the upcoming summer issue of the city newsletter, Insight.