Time running out for South Congress food trailers


by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News and Photojournalist DATHAN HULL

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Posted on May 17, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Updated Friday, May 17 at 10:40 PM

AUSTIN – The clock is ticking for the ever-so-popular food trailers on South Congress. 

Next weekend will be the last for the dozen or so trailers still left in the spot on South Congress where a high-rise, boutique hotel is planned. 

Most vendors who spoke to KVUE News Friday said they already have new locations in mind that they would like to move to.   

“This trailer is moving to Lamar and Bluebonnet,” said Aubrey Baldridge with Austin Frigid Frog. 

Another vendor told KVUE News they are moving to Round Rock. 

We also learned Friday that it’s not just the food truck lovers who will miss them on South Congress when they’re gone, so too will some of the eclectic shops lining the street. 

“It's very Austin. They want to experience that and then they come and shop the most eclectic area in the city. Hopefully the ones that are still around will bring in the food trailer traffic and then the boutique hotel itself. I hope that brings in good patronage for us,” said Cory Firth with Crofts Originals. 

May 25th is the last day for the trailers.

Coat & Thai is planning to commemorate the day by having a huge party with live music.