Downtown Mooresville to host monthly food trucks event

The Mooresville Downtown Commission will begin hosting a gathering of food trucks along a block of Main Street from 4 to 8 p.m. the second Saturday of every month, after receiving unanimous approval Monday night from the Mooresville Board of Commissioners.

The downtown commission hopes the event will draw new visitors, Executive Director Kim Atkins said.

Atkins cited the success of the weekly gathering of food trucks in south Charlotte. “It’s a really trendy thing,” she said.

“They’re going to spend time, they’re going to spend money in downtown Mooresville,” commissioner Bobby Compton said of new folks visiting the central business district because of the event.

Atkins said the event will start with three to five trucks in parking spaces on Main Street from Moore Avenue to an alley at the CVS building. The two restaurants in that block are closed on Saturday evenings, she said.

Atkins said she spoke with the owners of all other downtown restaurants and none objected, saying the more visitors the better. “The only concerns were with parking, but that’s a concern with anything we do,” she said.