I just heard from 3CDC about the food tents at Fountain Square. Thought the tents are going away, 3CDC is looking towards more partnerships with the City and food trucks in the future. The Strauss and Troy market on Tuesdays will not go away, and food and beverages will not go away entirely– they will be available for some events, not all events.
“To allow us to continue to program larger events while also maintaining the ample space for lunch crowds, the decision has been made to remove the food tent from the Square. It will be removed at the end of September and will not return. 3CDC is currently looking into other avenues for food service during future 3CDC programmed events. 3CDC would like to thank Skyline Chili for their generous sponsorship of the food tent over the last three years. We are proud of this partnership and look forward to finding new and exciting ways to partner in the future,” said Chad Munitz, Executive Vice President of Development and Operations for 3CDC.
So, in summary: no more standing food tents, food will still be available, and 3CDC is trying to partner with the city to work with food trucks, which might be a solution for some of the issues with location and foot traffic that food truck operators have complained about recently. I’ll be interested to see how that partnership goes, and how other, more temporary food options will play out with the varied events going on at the square.