Columbus Club Association to discuss plans for food truck rally in New Braunfels

Columbus Club Hall may soon host food trucks regularly. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
Columbus Club Hall may soon host food trucks regularly. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

Columbus Club Hall may soon host food trucks regularly. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

A regular showcase for local food trucks could soon become a mainstay for New Braunfels through a proposal to host monthly food truck rallies at the parking lot of Columbus Club Hall, located at 111 Landa St., New Braunfels.



The association has received inquiries from mobile vendors in the past to operate out of the hall’s parking lot, according to Shannon Davies, the operations manager for the Columbus Club Hall.



Davies recently proposed a plan to the hall’s board of directors to utilize the space at least once a month for a food truck rally, and the board will meet Sept. 2 to discuss the proposal.



“With Wurstfest being canceled, I was like, ‘This is a perfect opportunity to try something of this caliber out,’” Davies said. “If all goes well, we can supplement that taste of Wurstfest that people look forward to all year. I wanted to maybe help the community feel normal for once.”



If the board agrees to move forward, Davies will assemble a team to determine daily rates for vendors, when the event will be held and how to enforce local safety regulations.



So far, Davies has spoken with several local food truck operators and is seeking more vendors who would be interested in participating.



“I do want vendors to come back, and I do want them to know that this is a spot that can be really fruitful for them—even during this time,” Davies said.

By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.