South Congress food trailers moving out


by FOTI KALLERGIS / KVUE News and Photojournalist KENNETH NULL

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Updated Saturday, May 25 at 9:27 PM

AUSTIN -- Time is running out for food trailers on South Congress Ave. For some, the move-out begins this weekend and it will eventually give way to a new mixed use development.

Many of the food trailer owners have been there since the beginning. They say it's going to the end of an era. The final move out date is Tuesday May 27, but some of the trailers like Burro are moving out before Memorial Day.

"You know, I think that it will definitely change the culture of the street. I don't necessarily like the idea of a mid level high-rise going in on one of the most historical parts of town, but I'm sort of mixed about it. I do love new architecture, new buildings that's a part of good real estate," said Burro Cheese Kitchen owner Justin Burrow.

Burrows said his trailer will be moved out by Sunday. He said he's already squared away a new spot nearby on S. Congress Ave. When all of the trailers are moved out, a mixed-use development will go up. It will include commercial space at the bottom with the hotel and residential condos above.

This development has been the top works for years. So the food trailer owners aren't all that blindsided by this news. In fact, the gourmet cheese trailer has only been at it's spot for three months, knowing the new project was coming, but Borrow jumped at the chance to get in because it has actually launch his business.

The move out date was originally scheduled for this Sunday. But the landlords have extended the deadline beyond memorial day to get food trailer owners a chance to make some money for the Memorial Day holiday. Some businesses are planning on having a Memorial Day party to drum up some final business.

Below is list of some of the trailers' new locations:



The Original New Orleans Po-Boy & Gumbo Shop

New location: Moving two blocks down on SoCo on the corner between the Shell and 7-Eleven

Short Bus Subs

New location: They're not sure where they are moving yet

Wurst Tex

New location: Not sure where they are moving yet, waiting on a new location to call them back

Burrow Cheese Kitchen

New location: 1221 South Congress (near the Amy's Ice Creams)

Taco Baby

New location: Lamar and Bluebonnet

Fry Baby

New location: Lamar and Bluebonnet

Austin Frigid Frog Shaved Ice

New location: Lamar and Bluebonnet


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