Food trucks in Community Park!?

Food trucks in Parksville’s Community Park? Are you kidding me?

Most of the one’s I’ve seen need to spiff up their appearance.

I believe that keeping the concession stand and fixing it up definitely would be a longer and much more attractive option. I’ve lived in other places and I will cite one in particular in Vancouver which has a nice bank of washrooms, change rooms and a concession stand that sells the best gourmet hamburgers and hot dogs and a few items for those that require a “better diet.”

A great, scooped ice cream cone wouldn’t hurt either. Maybe some poutine, milkshakes and other great items — that could keep the concession stand open in Community Park all year long and would be appreciated, rather than a flank of food trucks.

What is wrong with having a great concession stand where you line up for, smell the goodies cooking, tease each other in the line-up, wet bathing suits and happy smiles on kids faces?

You will lose the ambiance of individual trucks and no sense of community. Please re-consider. Why don’t you ask the people who live here, what they think, for once, rather than have Mayor Chris Burger and Coun. Carrie Powell-Davidson (who has made herself the so-called food spokesperson) decide what we need?

Can’t we just be proud of having this spectacular beach and festivals and hang onto a concession stand that everyone that visits or lives here can talk about long after they have gone, and pass it on to others wishing to visit us? I can see a roof over a patio for sitting under the rain on those days looking over the ocean and drinking a coffee, hot chocolate. Try that out of a food truck.

Nancy Jones


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