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    Too many food trucks: Austin food park shuts down citing crowded market

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    FLORIDA, EVEN SINGAPORE 2-SYDNEY:FOOD TRUCKS — ONCE ONE OF THE FEATURES THAT KEPT AUSTIN WEIRD AND MADE THE CITY UNIQUE – ARE NOW SO COMMON IT'S CREATING ISSUES WITHIN THE INDUSTRY

    2-ROBERT:KXAN'S JACQULYN POWELL SHOWS THE CHANGE THESE BUSINESSES ARE DEALING WITH AND HOW IT'S FORCING ONE POPULAR FOOD TRUCK PARK TO EVOLVEJACQULYN: WHAT WAS ONCE A BUSTLING FOOD TRUCK PARKNOW

    SARAH HANNON, MIDWAY FOOD PARK OWNER:"I'VE SLOWLY WATCHED THE TREND OF THIS SLOWING DOWN" JACQULYN: OWNER OF MIDWAY FOOD PARK SARAH HANNON SAYS SHE CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO KEEP THIS ONCE-POPULAR LUNCH AND DINNER SPOT OPEN AS IT IS HANNON: "THE FOOD TRUCK INDUSTRY HAS JUST BLOWN UP IN TOWN, AND EVERY SINGLE PERSON HAS FIGURED OUT THAT THEY CAN SHAVE OFF A LITTLE PIECE OF THEIR PARKING LOT"JACQULYN: WITH OPTIONS ON EVERY CORNER DOWNTOWN — HANNON'S WATCHED HER BUSINESS OFF LOOP 360 — DWINDLE"JACQULYN STANDUP: WHERE THERE USED TO BE 8 TO 10 FOOD TRUCKS PARKED HERE AT ALL TIMES, THERE ARE ONLY THREE LEFT

    AND NOW HANNON SAYS THIS IS WHAT AN AVERAGE DAY LOOKS LIKE HERE AT THE FOOD PARK NO CUSTOMERS"JACQULYN: AND AT OTHER PARKS SIMILAR TO HERS– THOMAS MARTIN, FOOD TRUCK CHEF: "IT'S A REAL STRUGGLE" JACQULYN: THE SAME STORY MARTIN: "SEVERAL OF THESE TRUCKS AREN'T EVEN OPEN TODAY BECAUSE IT'S NOT WORTH THEIR TIME"JACQULYN: BUT HANNON SAYS "THE MIDWAY'S" LIGHTS AREN'T GOING OUT FOR GOOD

    HANNON: "WE'RE JUST EVOLVING" JACQULYN: SHE'S TURNING THE PARK — INTO A VENUE FOR LIVE MUSIC – PARTIES – WEDDINGS — AND FESTIVALS HANNON: "IT'S SUCH A GREAT SPACE THAT'S OUTDOORS TO HOLD EVENTS, AND WE HAVE PLENTY OF PARKING, IT'S LITERALLY LIKE FIVE MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN" JACQULYN: HANNON PLANS TO EXPAND — USING THIS FIELD SPACE– TO BRING IN A BIG STAGE FOR CONCERTS

    SHE'LL ALSO KEEP THE FOOD TRUCK HOOK UPS IN PLACE — BRINGING THEM BACK OUT — DURING WEEKEND EVENTS HANNON: "IT'S STILL GOING TO BE A PLACE TO HAVE YOUR FUN EVENTS AND THE FAMILY WILL STILL BE ABLE TO COME OUT IT'S JUST NOT GOING TO BE OPEN DAY TO DAY"JACQULYN: JACQULYN POWELL, KXAN NEWS ROBERT:MIDWAY FOOD PARK WILL STAY OPEN UNTIL THE END OF JANUARYTHEN – HANNON SAYS

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