NewPark Food Truck Gatherings End

According to media reports, NewPark Street Eats has been canceled.

Weekly food truck events in Newark known as the will no longer be held, according to media reports.

The Fremont Argus reported Thursday that the Food Truck Mafia, who manages food truck gatherings throughout cities in Alameda and Santa Clara counties, have decided to pull the plug.

Food Truck Mafia Event Coordinator April Bibbins told the Argus that Newark's food truck meetups have not experienced high foot traffic compared to its surrounding cities, despite NewPark Mall management's efforts to advertise the group's presence.

More from The Argus' report:

Mall officials said they expect the trucks occasionally to return to Newark, but probably just for big events or holidays, such as Halloween. Other events there, meanwhile, continue to enjoy profits and large crowds, said Kelly Gardner, general manager of NewPark Mall.

"We still have the farmers market every Sunday morning, which continues to be a huge success," Gardner said. "We have festivals and the circus still comes here."

Read the full report from The Argus here.

Food truck events in Newark launched in June 2011. Bibbins told The Argus that food truck gatherings will continue in Fremont and Union City.

The Food Truck Mafia hosts food truck events in Union City every Tuesday at Logan High and Thursday at Wal-Mart off Whipple Road. Follow Union City Patch for weekly updates.

Have you tried food at NewPark Street Eats? What do you think about this decision? Tell us in the comments section below.

James Nelson July 20, 2012 at 06:49 PM
No Thanks!
DLH July 20, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Went there for the first time this last Wednesday. I wasn't overly impressed. The food selection wasn't that great, and the music was EXTREMELY loud making it nearly impossible to order anything from the vendors or to hold a conversation with the person next to you. I had no intentions of returning.
TonyG July 20, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Went twice and regretted it both times. The food selection was minimal and what you did get was not very good or much. I will stick to the local resaurants.
Andrea " Andy " July 22, 2012 at 10:45 AM
I was hoping to get the caliber I saw on Tyler Florence food truck race- we went several times had OK meals -I wish them well-so we will continue to frequent our FAV restaurants.
Donalyn Deeds July 23, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Not surprised. Choices were limited (mostly riffs on tacos); overpriced; small amounts; way too windy in terms of seating. As to competition wiht "real" restaurants. Sorry, but it's a different genre. Does anyone really think they are taking away that much business from the restaurants? Because, if they are, then the restaurants needs to consider why? What do the trucks offer that they do not?


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