Food trucks business impacted by sewer line repairs in downtown Louisville

, BUSINESS OWNERS SAY IT’S KILLING THEIR REVENUES IN THE FOOD TRUCK BUSINESS, PROVIDING A DELICIOUS MEAL IS ONLY PART OF WHAT IT TAKES TO BE SUCCESSFUL

ANOTHER BIG FACTOR IS LOCATION, AND LAST WEEK ONE OF DOWNTOWN’S MOST POPULAR FOOD TRUCK HOTSPO WAS CLOSED >> WE USED TO HAVE FIVE OR S DIFFERENT TRUCKS AND THERE WOULD , ALWAYS BE A LOT OF BUSINESS >> THEY USED TO BE LINED UP BACK-TO-BACK ALL UP AND DOWN THE , STREET KEVIN: 5TH STREET BETWEEN MAIN AND MARKET IS CONSIDERED A PRIME LOCATION, WITH THOUSANDS OF DOWNTOWN WORKERS WITHIN ONE BLOCK IT WAS GUARANTEED BIG BUSINESS FOR THE J

GUMBO’S FOOD TRUCK >> ON A GOOD DAY WE WOULD SERVE BETWEEN 80-100 PEOPLE AND NOW, EVER SINCE THE CONSTRUCTION STARTED WE’VE HAD , TO SPREAD OUT MORE AND WE’VE DROPPED DOWN TO 40 IF WE’RE LUCKY KEVIN: MSD SEWER IS MAKING REPAIRS THERE, SO THESE PARKING SPACES ARE OFF LIMITS FOR THE NEXT FOUR MONTHS FORCING PEOPLE , TO FIND ANOTHER LUNCH OPTION >> WE ARE PROBABLY HERE TWICE A WEEK, FOR SURE

KEVIN: HOW OFTEN NOW DO YOU THINK YOU’LL EAT AT A FOOD TRUCK? >> PROBABLY NOT UNTIL NOVEMBER, OR MAYBE ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH, BECAUSE THERE IS NOT A LOT OF FOOD TRUCKS OUT HERE >> WE’RE DEALING WITH IT THE BEST WE CAN WE’RE STARTING TO LOOK INTO OTHER PLACES IN LOUISVILLE TO KIND OF BRANCH OUT KEVIN: MSD SAYS CURRENT PROJECTS HAVE SHUT DOWN 60 PARKING METERS ON MAIN, 5TH, AND 7TH STREETS THE METRO PARKING AUTHORITY IS WORKING WITH FOOD TRUCK OWNERS TO FIND ALTERNATIVE SPOTS AWAY FROM THE CONSTRUCTION

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