City Of San Leandro City Of San Leandro City of San Leandro
Public Information Office
City Hall
835 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 510.577.3351
Fax: 510.577.3340
http://www.sanleandro.org

9/9/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE CM2013-09-09
Subject :

San Leandro Street Eats to Bring Gourmet Food Trucks Downtown
Events will be Tuesdays from 5-9pm at 1550 East 14th Street, Beginning September 17
Contact : Jeff Kay    (510) 577-3319
    jkay@sanleandro.org
Mayor Stephen Cassidy and the City Council announced today that the City is partnering with the company Food Truck Mafia to bring San Leandro Street Eats to Downtown San Leandro. Starting on September 17, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., six to ten gourmet trucks will be open for business in the parking lot at 1550 East 14th Street (the site of the former Lucky/Alberston's store). San Leandro Street Eats will continue each Tuesday evening at the same time through the fall. 

"San Leandrans have expressed a strong interest in having gourmet food trucks set up service here. We are pleased to partner with Food Truck Mafia to bring a wide range of gourmet food choices to residents and visitors in our Downtown on Tuesday nights," stated Mayor Stephen Cassidy. 

The Food Truck Mafia has a following of over 6,000 people, hosting events in several cities, including Fremont, San Ramon and Pleasanton. Their roster of participating food trucks includes over 50 diverse vendors.

San Leandro Street Eats presents an opportunity to introduce new people to Downtown San Leandro, which will ultimately benefit existing brick-and-mortar restaurants and retailers. Food Trucks events can also demonstrate the strength of local demand for increased food options, helping the community attract new restaurants downtown over time.

San Leandro Street Eats is tentatively scheduled to run through mid-November at 1550 East 14th Street. Once development of a retail center begins at that location, plans are in place to re-locate the events to the intersection of Davis and Hays Streets.

For more information, please contact Jeff Kay, Acting Business Development Manager at (510) 577-3319 or jkay@sanleandro.org. The Food Truck Mafia can be contacted at thefoodtruckmafia@gmail.com and their website is www.thefoodtruckmafia.com.

About San Leandro

A dynamic and diverse community of 86,000 residents located in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro maintains a safe, small town feel, while offering a wide range of shopping, dining, recreation, miles of shoreline, and easy access to regional parks and nature areas.

Among the many unique advantages San Leandro businesses enjoy are access to a world class, highly-educated workforce and fiber optic broadband network (www.LitSanLeandro.com) offering gigabit plus internet connectivity, combined with two BART stations, two major freeways, close proximity to Oakland International Airport and the Port of Oakland, and a low cost of doing business. Though our Business License Tax Holiday program, virtually all businesses that are new to San Leandro are exempt from paying for a business license until 2015.

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