1st Thursdays inaugural event huge success.
Question: How many food trucks do you need to pull off an epic evening of late-night shopping around town?
Answer: TRICK QUESTION!
You can never have too many food trucks!
Granted, your stomach might disagree with you on that one, but we’re convinced the answer is, “the more, the merrier.”
The parade of food trucks was one of the goals at the inaugural Love Rugby Town’s 1st Thursday event on March 5. Food trucks spanning culinary options like waffles, toasties, nachos, wings and even vegan options were on hand to replenish the fuel reserves of the crowds taking advantage of the late-night shopping the Love Rugby Town committee worked so hard to make a reality.
Between 2,000 and 3,000 local residents shopped, dined and perused the town centre bringing in thousands of pounds of takings for the retailers in about 3 hours. Organisers deemed the inaugural event a huge success.
“We pulled it off, after months and months of planning and logistics,” said Malcolm Freeman, owner of Oxygen Graphics and 1st Thursdays committee member. “The event was great and we’re looking forward to several more successful 1st Thursdays, especially as the weather turns warmer.”
The event not only received the collective nod of approval from the community but also caught the eye of the House of Commons with a commendation from William Hague. The event also received accolades from Mark Pawsey, Member of Parliament for Rugby, who was on hand during the kick off event and called