Concentrate Speaker Event: Food Cart Culture
What do food carts tell us about a city? A lot, actually. From local business development to street engagement, a community's ability to encourage and nurture these DIY businesses can be a barometer of its commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation.
Speaker Series has invited Mark Hodesh, owner and mastermind of Mark's Carts to talk about what inspired him to create his food cart venue, what was required to make it happen, and how the carts have revitalized the blocks surrounding his Downtown Home And Garden business.
In turn, Mark has invited Concentrate's
readers to come down and see things first hand. Thus we'll be chatting with Mark, some of the carters, and a few experts about what makes the food cart business tick, what the future holds, and how we might nurture more enterprises like this in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti at Mark Carts.
Panel discussion guests:
- owner and founder of Mark's Carts
- food reporter and blogger for Eat It Detoit (among other publications)
- Lawrence Technological University Pellerin Travelling Fellow who studied successful mobile food systems, including food carts across the nation.
Seating is limited so be sure to sign up below!
: Thursday, October 25
, 2012, 5:00 - 7:00pm
: Mark's Carts at Downtown Home & Garden
in Ann Arbor ()
: The event is free and open to Concentrate's
readers, but seating is limited* so RSVP below.
Doors open at 4:45pm. Cart snacks and beverages will be provided
and the speaker program will begin at 5:15pm.
Conversation and networking are welcome afterward.
*If it rains, seating will be very limited and those who have RSVP'd and show up earliest will be guaranteed admission.
Concentrate's Speaker Series is sponsored by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority