Boy has COVID been a cruel beast to so many people- Hillsboro residents have not been spared. When we see businesses all over the City closing their doors our collective hearts break. People are hanging on tough to keep going and somedays we all wonder if we can keep it all together.
The simpler things in life have taken on greater meaning; more importance. A case in point for me was yesterday. I have put in at least 60 hours this week and it is only Friday and I work weekends too. Hungry I dropped in on Main Street where I often find my friend Larry and his fantastic yellow food truck that he rides like a trusty steed around our city feeding the masses. His Boro Burger business is a combination of heart, soul, high caliber beef, and spices. If you have not had- well let’s just say you have not lived.
I knew something was up in the vacant lot to the East (right) of Hillsboro Bar and Grill and yesterday I found out. Larry is going to be bringing the Hillsboro community it’s first-ever Food Cart Pod. This will be a clean and safe secured environment where several food carts will be housed producing a variety of delectable eats. Yesterday Evergreen Fence was there putting up classy metal fences. To follow will be tents, tables, and outdoor lights, and clean portable bathrooms. By January 1 the goal is to have food being served up in open-air so we all can enjoy a great meal properly spaced with fresh air all around.
Beyond that, the historic feel and fun vibe of 4th and Main will complement what Larry has in mind. Art, music, food, and friends will gather at Carts On Main which will add to the group of eateries in old town making it more of a destination than it already is!
What a great idea- what a great name- and with Larry and Boro Burger at the helm we can’t lose! The Hillsboro Herald and our staff look forward to being regulars and we thank you all for your support- we will keep the stories coming so please share us and like us on your favorite social media sites!
I think that plan sounds great for Hillsboro, but if it’s the lot I’m thinking of between the bar and the TKD Studio, doesn’t it desperately need to be paved??
The lot got a few inches of washed smaller gravel the other day which is perfect for this use. Pavement is impervious and super hot. This way rain can still drain and it can be raked and cleaned. Really nice gates are going up with painted black metal fences front and back and a cool entry monument. It will be tasteful and the art will be cool too!
Since 3 of 4 barrel artists were mentioned by name, I just wanted to make sure that they are all represented. The unnamed artist of the 3rd barrel in line is by local Hillsboro artists/resident TakeMe503.
Awesome! Thanks for that. Of course, I was filming and could not make out the names- but that is great to know and we credit them all for awesome barrels featuring amazing local art!
Sounds good for these new businesses– but what about the “OLD” restaurants that have had to shut down/lost business dur to COVID ? They don’t deserve a bunch of new competition ….. seems unfair !
Your comment is appreciated. From what I have witnessed and heard, which is quite a lot, the feeling at this point is that more options will bring more people which creates a synergy so that all can do better. We sure hope so. We have done a lot of work lobbying for help and started the Hillsboro Strong movement to raise awareness of all the businesses downtown. The vaccine and getting Covid behind us has to be job one to get people back into the community. We sure hope everyone hangs on and we have written many articles featuring those eateries too and we will continue to do so. This is a tough situation no matter how we look at it.
Thanks for caring and for your comment.
My name is Sayidiya and I just got done watching your video about the food cart truck pod opening up in downtown Hillsboro, WOW, amazing. I would like to know who is the best person to acquire the information necessary two join the community as a food truck owner? I will also make my way over there to check it out and see how the space looks like.
I look forward to hearing from you and talking more about this amazingness✨😁✨
The managers name is Larry – he is usually there- if not he is nearby. So stop out and ask around. They seem full right now but who knows- they might make room in the coming months!
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