Carlsbad MainStreet features food truck fare to tempt palates

A screen capture from the April 13, 2021 Carlsbad City Council meeting shows a location on Canyon Street where Carlsbad MainStreet plans to have regular visits from food trucks.

Carlsbad MainStreet hopes the presence of food trucks in the heart of the City’s downtown leads to increased visitors and more customers for merchants.

Carlsbad City Councilors last week approved a temporary use permit allowing food truck vendors to park on North Canyon Street near the intersection of Canyon and Mermod Streets, read a memo from City of Carlsbad Deputy Planning Director Trysha Ortiz to councilors.

“The plan is to have one truck sign up through MainStreet and use the space for one week at a time,” Ortiz wrote in the memo.

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Ortiz said MainStreet would examine all food truck applications and make sure owners and operators have the required permits from the City of Carlsbad and State of New Mexico.