Proposed food truck rally in New Braunfels greenlit by Columbus Club Hall board of directors

Columbus Club Hall could host its first food truck rally as early as mid-October. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
Columbus Club Hall could host its first food truck rally as early as mid-October. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

Columbus Club Hall could host its first food truck rally as early as mid-October. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

Planning for a regular showcase of local food trucks at the parking lot of Columbus Club Hall, located at 111 Landa St., New Braunfels, has continued after the project was greenlit by the hall’s board of directors.



Shannon Davies, the operations manager for the Columbus Club Hall, first proposed the plan to the board at a Sept. 2 meeting. The plan was approved with the goal of utilizing the space at least once a month for a food truck rally, and Davies said she expects the first event to be held in mid-October.



The association has received inquiries from mobile vendors in the past to operate out of the hall’s parking lot, and Davies said residents have expressed interest in the plans.



“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.”



After receiving board approval, Davies and her team have begun working on the necessary permits to host the event and are considering a partnership with Fun Biz Concessions.



“I’m working out the details regarding a special event permit from the city that the hall might be required to have to host food trucks,” Davies wrote in an email. “Once I have the permit, it’s just a matter of getting some good trucks scheduled, then we’re on our way.”



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.