‘Foodie Fridays’ Coming to Prince George City Hall

August 8, 2016

PRINCE GEORGE – The City of Prince George is opening up the space in front of City Hall to local food trucks and vendors each Friday for the remainder of the summer. The City has launched “Foodie Fridays” to help support local business, revitalize the downtown, and make use of the beautiful space in front of City Hall.

The new initiative will be held in Veterans Square from 11:00am to 2:00pm each Friday from August 5 until September 30, 2016.

“The idea was brought to staff’s attention by local businesses interested in adding a new dimension to the City’s downtown to complement the already fantastic restaurants and cafés. Council and Administration are committed to downtown revitalization and to fostering community pride and this is an important step towards that,” says Lyn Hall, Mayor of Prince George.

“I have always said that the area in front of City Hall is the best front yard in the city. Foodie Fridays helps to make use of that, and gives the thousands of people who work in the downtown area a pleasant, social, outdoor place to go for a casual lunch.”

A few of the local food trucks and vendors who have already signed up include the Frozen Paddle, Spicy Greens, Shiraz Café and Restaurant, and Smokehouse on the Run.

“I am very happy that the City of Prince George is undertaking this new initiative because it is a chance to show off the diversity of Prince George’s downtown and I encourage all businesses to support it,” says Reza Akbari, owner of Shiraz Café and Restaurant in downtown Prince George, which earlier this year won the 2016 Premier’s People’s Choice Award from Small Business BC.

“As a restaurant owner, I embrace this as a new opportunity to advance my own business, meet new customers, and help to revitalize Prince George’s downtown and make it more walkable, vibrant, and fun!”

Restaurants and food vendors who are interested in participating in Foodie Fridays are encouraged to contact Deanna Wasnik, Manager of Development Services, at 250.561.7688 or by emailing deanna.wasnik@princegeorge.ca.

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