News from Kamloops

May 15, 2014

Food Truck Pilot Project

Kamloops, B.C. – The City of Kamloops has announced a pilot project to allow Food Vending Trucks and Trailers to set up at several on-street locations in the city’s downtown area, in addition to expanding regulations for food vendors on private property. The on-street location pilot program will run from mid-June through October 2014.

Through consultation with the Chamber of Commerce, Business Improvement associations and food vending businesses, the pilot program allows vendors to sell food at three selected sites seven days a week. The food vendors’ addition to the streetscape will add a new atmosphere to the downtown and encourage people to visit and stay in the area longer. Based on the pilot programs success, future consideration will be given to allowing additional food vendors.

“Downtown Kamloops is excited to welcome food trucks into our neighbourhood,” says Kamloops Central Business Improvement Area Manager Gay Pooler. “We feel that they will help activate public plazas and parks, adding to our wonderful downtown experience.”

Specific operating criteria for interested food vendors can be obtained by contacting the City of Kamloops Business Licence office at 250-828-3481 or blicensed@kamloops.ca. Deadline for submissions is May 30th.

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Media Contact:
Stephen Bentley, Planner
City of Kamloops
250-828-3567
sbentley@kamloops.ca

Don Garrish, Business Licence Inspector
City of Kamloops
250-828-3480
dgarrish@kamloops.ca