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Food truck rally tonight in downtown Dayton

The “Old” Yellow Cab building will host the first of what organizers hope is an ongoing series of downtown Dayton food truck rallies tonight.

Eight food trucks will take part in the event from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the venue located at 700 E. Fourth St.

The event will include music from a DJ, three craft vendors, clothing from Local Love … a Roaming Boutique and beer from Yuengling as well as locally produced offerings from Toxic Brew Company, Warped Wing Brewing Company and Yellow Springs Brewery.

“We have a great mix of different kinds of food,” said Tara Moore, one of the event organizers. “People can just walk around and listen to music and eat.”

The Yellow Cab property includes a large parking lot.

Moore said the goal is hold a food truck rally the second Friday of the month every month. The next rally is set for Aug. 8.

If successful, the effort would be the first consistent food truck rally series in downtown Dayton since the city declined to renew Synergy Incubator’s lease of city owned property at 200 S. Jefferson St. in November.

Among other things, Synergy had used the space for monthly food truck rallies.

Nearly 1,000 people signed an online petition that urged the city to renew the lease.

Read: Volunteers start petition asking Dayton officials to renew food trucks’ lease

Current city regulations on food truck sales follow two tracks. Food truck sales can happen on private property, as long as city zoning and building regulations are followed.

But for sales on downtown streets, there are two designated areas — East Second Street between Jefferson and St. Clair, and West Third Street near Sinclair Community College and the Montgomery County administration building.

Yellow Cab is owned by Dayton resident Mark Jeffers.

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