If you live in an apartment in West Columbia, SC get ready to eat well! A new food truck court in West Columbia, SC will showcase some of the best food the Midlands has to offer.
"I said 'oh a vacant lot, why not?'" says Christina Suvarna, owner of the HEMI Food Truck Court.
The one acre property that sits on the corner of Meeting and Cromwell Streets in West Columbia will soon be the a home to dozens of food trucks around the Midlands.
"There's so many people who work downtown who don't have time to sit and wait in line somewhere else or try to find parking," says Suvarna. "So we offer abundant parking and variety."
The HEMI Food Truck Court will be open during the week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
At any given time the court can hold up to 10 food trucks. Truck owners are excited to get a chance to come out on a daily basis.
"We have fish and shrimp, philly cheese steaks, cheese burgers, hot dog baskets," says the manager for Carol and Lorraine's Grill on Wheels. "Back a couple years ago I had a seafood market over here and then when I was able to go mobile I thought that was the best opportunity."
"What Christina is doing here is an awesome concept that most people wouldn't even try to put together," says the owner of Brainfreeze Italian Ice.
It took nearly a year for Suvarna's idea to come to life after push back from city council and struggling to get the permits necessary to make the HEMI Food Truck Court a reality, but now she says they are ready to open.
"We're here to serve," says Suvarna.
The food truck court will have a ribbon cutting on Monday morning, and will officially open next Saturday, March 19th.