Parikh told the commission there are about 400 customers per day at the grocery store. He said the store does not provide prepared, ready-to-eat food. Many of his customers, he said, do not drive and have few options for hot, quick meals. This food court will fulfill that need for this part of town.
P&Z member Matt Prouty said the food court idea was well received by the commission. He said the planned area could hold up to 12 food trucks, but there will probably not be that many parked there on a regular basis.
For bigger food truck events, outside vendors could come in with a temporary permit.
Prouty said the owner’s plan to start small, see if the food court is a match for the neighborhood and, hopefully, grow from there.