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Food truck 'rodeo' canceled in Schenectady

Valerie Zemba of the Wandering Dago food truck, left, takes care of a customer while Aurora Debrowski, 1, and her grandmother Felicia Cataldo of Ballston Spa, wait in line at the Food Truck Rodeo in Saratoga on July 30.
Valerie Zemba of the Wandering Dago food truck, left, takes care of a customer while Aurora Debrowski, 1, and her grandmother Felicia Cataldo of Ballston Spa, wait in line at the Food Truck Rodeo in Saratoga on July 30.
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A food truck “rodeo” originally scheduled for this week in downtown Schenectady has been indefinitely postponed, and at least a few vendors are surprised by the move. Food truck owners expecting to participate in the rodeo originally scheduled for Thursday were informed just a week before the event that it needed to be called off. The rodeo was scheduled to take place in the city-owned parking lot at the corner of Broadway and Liberty Street, ...


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safny
August 27, 2013
6:56 a.m.

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This is just so typical. Everything in Schenectady starts and ends in secrecy.

rswanker
August 27, 2013
7:24 a.m.

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Sounds like there were reasons, and those reasons were communicated. Not sure what the big secret is!

gina99
August 27, 2013
7:36 a.m.

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This is so typical of the "work" of useless DSIC/Metroplex. One of the old line restaurants complained so they pull the plug on the event. Maybe they should concentrate on getting their first new store Downtown?

magical
August 27, 2013
11:30 a.m.

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what the hell--why not add more eateries downtown besides jay street walking area there are really no retail stores downtown anymore--just restaurant after restaurant--only a few of them have been crtiqued and only a few are really making it big--as far as surprise inspections from the health inspector their seems to be none--i had dinner at More Perrecas last night on Jay St.and the dineing room floor was filthy with dirt everywhere--that kind of restaurant i do not need to visit again, food handling gloves were not being worn by any one in the kitchen area, (the trouble with an open kitchen is every body can see whats going on and what yiou are doing with the food). I am a retired Certified Chef Instuctor for the State of N.Y., with thirty seven years in the food industry and this city has never cared about the little folk who work their buts off trying to eek out a living selling their talents. As far as the Wandering Dago forget about their name and try their food--IT IS GREAT--when ever I see their truck parked somewhere I always eat at their spot--at one time in our history we had a pizza joint named The Mad Itailian on Altamont Ave. and he had a great business--too too much crtisims, do not be afriad of something you have not tried, you never know Schenectady this may be your chance to have a new calling card to downtown. Magical

bc255
August 27, 2013
3:07 p.m.

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Any private business in Schenectady with a parking lot big enough who might be willing to host it? Or, any idea where the trucks might be INSTEAD of Schenectady on Thursday? I'd drive a bit to meet up with the trucks! What a disappointment and a missed opportunity for the City to cash in on a cool and unique event!

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