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Syracuse Food Truck Rodeos Start Wednesday

Syracuse Food Truck Rodeos help local businesses throughout the summer (c) 2018 Emily Barkann

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By Emily Barkann SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — With warm weather right around the corner, the Syracuse Food Truck Association is preparing for another summer of Food Truck Rodeos. Every Wednesday starting this week and running through October, food trucks will set up outside of the Cosmopolitan 1153 building on West Fayette Street in Syracuse to serve local food to the community.

Owner of Knitty Gritty Yarns, Kerry Heckman, said that this is great for the community and local businesses.

“I am doing a little promoting for them on social media, but I do have my own stuff going on too,” Heckman said about the event.

In talking to one of the members of the SFTA and owners of one of the food trucks, Nick Sanford, that business owners in the area are doing everything they can to help one another.

“It’s a win-win for everyone,” Sanford said about the alliance between the businesses and the SFTA. Food and Beverage events are common in Syracuse. Many of these events create a large influx of business to the area. Sanford thinks that the whole point of hosting events like this is to create awareness about the area and the events that are taking place.

Both local businesses and the SFTA are not concerned about the cold, wet weather ruining any plans or having an effect on attendance. According to Sanford, people are still showing just as much interest as they were when the event was announced.

The SFTA will begin to expand at the start of the summer, with new food carts opening around the Syracuse University area.