The Treats Truck Will Try Her Luck at 45th St. Today
Back in June we mentioned how long the line for the Treats Truck had become on Wednesdays- the one day a week it’s parked on 45th btw. 6+7th. The owner Kim herself has told me it’s her most popular spot, which may lead one to wonder- “Why don’t you park there more often?” The people want it. It would be good for business. What’s stopping her? Two words. Mister. Softee. Last spring, when the weather started to warm up, and the Mister Softee truck returned to its regular spot on 45th & 6th, a “conversation” ensued. Kim was told she couldn’t park on that block, but a “deal” was struck between the two vendors allowing the Treats Truck to park on 45th and 6th one day a week.
And that’s the way things were… until the Wafels and Dinges Truck arrived.
The Wafels and Dinges Truck started off parking on 46th St., but more recently it’s been popping up on 45th & 6th… where the Treats Truck is parked on Wednesdays. For some reason, the Mister Softee truck feels threatened by cookies and cone cakes, but not waffles. Go figure. Either way, seeing how the Wafels and Dinges truck has been able to park in the spot on other days, the Treats Truck has decided to try and reclaim their spot for a second day each week. The Treats Truck and Wafels and Dinges truck will alternate parking in the spot on Fridays. So this afternoon from 12:30 to 3:45 the Treats Truck will be parked on 45th & 6th. Support Kim, and let’s hope the Mister Softee truck doesn’t give her any more trouble.
Either way, with Winter approaching the 45th St. Mister Softee truck should be disappearing soon anyway. And then maybe we can convince Kim to park on that block 3 days a week!