Food vans are a great way for entrepreneurs with little capital to start a business and we should find a way to welcome them into Unley; especially now that the Adelaide City Council has increased their operating costs and limited their accessibility. What about Food Vans for Unley?
Heywood, Ridge, Souter, Page and Orphanage Parks, (not to mention Unley and Millswood Ovals) will attract thousands of visitations each weekend. It is time we made people’s experiences more complete and food vans will do just that.
So I say it is time we opened the door to allowing “Food Vans” into Unley’s public parks.
We can put some parameters around this:
- identify food van zones,
- number of food vans per zone,
- times of day to operate,
- months in the year to operate, and
- distance from any existing businesses
Food vans have the capacity to develop themselves to the point they become bricks and mortar eateries. Whilst vacancy rates are comparably low in Unley’s shopping districts we must always foster pathways for economic development.
Before we know it Spring will be here and we will be spending far more time recreating outdoors with family and friends. Celebrating family birthdays, spending longer with the dog off leach or enjoying time with the grand-kids as they laugh, yell and run around giggling. We all love our parks.
I have had a number of people mention to me that they think we should have small cafes or restaurants in our parks. Perhaps our community in not exactly ready for this but there is nothing to be afraid of with a food van. After all, hasn’t Mr. Whippy been delighting us all since we were kids?
Food vans take up 1-2 car parking bays which is not a huge amount of space. They are responsible for ensuring all rubbish is cleared away when they depart.
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rel=author Lachlan Clyne
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