UPDATE 7/9/09 8:43 AM
Via their Twitter account, Marination Mobile says they are staying put:
Shell gas station playing nicely through July-so they say. New hours: Thursday: 8pm-1am. Friday &Sat at:10pm-2:30am. Mahalo!
The CHS Capitol Hill street food map and schedule needs an update.
Here’s a note we received from MM partner Roz Edison:
Marination Mobile is looking for a new location in Capitol Hill for either lunches 11-2 or late 9/10pm to 2/3am. The hitch: it has to be private property – a parking lot or a driveway and preferably as flat as possible.
Marination Mobile is on the move because of complaints from residents and nearby business owners, the Stranger reports:
Residents and nearby business owners had complained that the truck “creates a large mass of people and the smell of food in the area,” she says.
But the lot’s owner didn’t kick Marination Mobile out, Edison says. Instead, they are on the move because of the uncertainty the situation has created. “We want to be fair to the Shell station, so to be clear we are looking for a new location not because they have kicked us out (yet) or raised the rent (yet) but rather because they keep our team on pins and needles waiting for the call that comes 2 hours before we are supposed to open that says ‘hey, you can’t park here today.’ They’ve tried that a couple times already and we just don’t to be left in the lurch at their whim. We have a great crew and it’s really not fair to them or our customers who expect to see us out there,” Edison wrote in an e-mail to CHS.
Edison says they are hoping to find a location in time to be back in business on Capitol Hill before the weekend. With the high level of interest in providing street food in the area, a solution will probably emerge but if you have any ideas or connections, speak up.