A New Addition Along The Green Line? Food Trucks

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Now that the light rail’s new Green Line is up and running, some businesses in St. Paul are hoping it’ll pay off. Not the least among them, food trucks. Many local food trucks don’t spend much time in St. Paul but that could soon be changing.

Anders Kvall started his food truck business, Potter’s Pasties, in St. Paul about three years ago.

“The first couple of months in St. Paul were just excellent, and everyone in the city was excited to see food trucks out there,” he said. “I think it came to a certain point of parking in the same spot in downtown St. Paul where people got too used to seeing our truck there.”

Kvall now spends most of his time in downtown Minneapolis, where he said business is good.

A St. Paul native, he hopes the new Green Line will give food truck operators like him, a reason to set-up shop in that downtown.

“I really hope that it kind of brings the two cities together,” he said. “I think all of the trucks would like to see a little bit more action in St. Paul. And I’m sure half these guys will be over there when that happens.”

To help encourage people to take advantage of the food truck offerings in St. Paul, the Union Depot will host two “Food Truck Fridays” this month.

The first will be this Friday and then again next Friday, June 27.

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