DECATUR, Ga. — Scrumptious meals is coming to Decatur.
Metropolis leaders introduced Thursday that they’ll approve eight meals cart licenses. The Decatur Downtown Growth Authority mentioned the brand new vendor program will enable meals companies to function at 4 areas, together with Decatur Sq., Concord Park, E Ponce de Leon Avenue and W Ponce de Leon Avenue.
Leaders mentioned the initiative was initially accredited via a 2017 ordinance and was revised by town after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The applying opened on Thursday, June 1 and can shut on Tuesday, June 20. Any meals cart vendor is eligible to use so long as their licenses are updated and their carts meet the size required by town.
A committee will evaluate all functions and choose eight suppliers. They are going to be allowed to function their automobiles for one yr at particular instances: Monday via Thursday from eight a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to eight p.m.
Committee members will work to spotlight delicacies not at present supplied in Decatur, create extra grab-and-go meals and beverage choices that attraction to those that work within the enterprise district, and develop small companies that will have hassle paying or could not wish to open up a full brick and mortar possibility.
“Decatur is synonymous with eclectic foods and drinks, so this program will enable for much more selection and selection for residents and guests,” mentioned Shirley Baylis, enterprise growth supervisor for the Metropolis of Decatur in a information launch. “As well as, when you think about what number of meals truck operators are latest immigrants and/or folks of coloration, giving them this chance to develop their enterprise aligns with Decatur’s core values of selling and celebrating range.”
Accepted suppliers will obtain discover 10 months after their license that it’s time to reapply for this system.
For extra data on the seller cart program and knowledge on how one can apply, go to www.DecaturGA.com.