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Food truck plaza 9 Mile Garden reopens Wednesday with indoor bar closed, more masks and expanded hours

Dinner-goers visit 9 Mile Garden, a food truck garden in Affton, during its last night of operation Thursday, July 30. The state’s first food truck garden, 9 Mile Garden just opened July 3, before announcing last week that it would temporarily close beginning Friday, July 31, after County Executive Sam Page tightened capacities on restaurants to 25 percent in an effort to stem rising coronavirus infections in the region.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 10, 2020

Missouri’s first food truck garden 9 Mile Garden will reopen Wednesday after shutting down July 30 as, spurred by rising cases of COVID-19, St. Louis County imposed new business restrictions on late-night bars. The food track garden said it chose to close and reopen and has been “working closely...

PHOTOS: 9 Mile Garden opens for 28 days and has to close

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page attends the ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 Mile Garden, a food truck garden in Affton that claims to be the first in the state. The food truck garden officially opened July 3.

August 5, 2020

Missouri's first food truck garden, 9 Mile Garden in Affton, officially opened to the public July 3 after a long-anticipated wait. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, attended a ribbon-cutting event at the garden July 9 to commemorate its opening,...

Affton food truck haven 9 Mile Garden opens today

Affton food truck haven 9 Mile Garden opens today

July 3, 2020

Starting today, Missouri’s first food truck garden is now open in South County. The 9 Mile Garden on Gravois Road in Affton is officially open, debuting on Fourth of July weekend with a rotating lineup of 30 food trucks for lunch and dinner six days a week. The Affton Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutt...

Affton food truck plaza 9 Mile Garden will open Fourth of July weekend

The new 9 Mile Garden food truck plaza is under construction.

June 1, 2020

The long-awaited food truck garden in Affton, 9 Mile Garden, will open for Fourth of July weekend after being put on hold for the coronavirus pandemic. The custom-built food truck plaza and entertainment district at 9375 Gravois Road, the corner of Gravois Road and Tobey Avenue, will open to the public...

Affton’s food truck garden will open this spring with 30 food trucks

A rendering of the proposed Affton Plaza food truck garden.

February 13, 2020

Affton’s new food truck garden — the first food truck garden in Missouri — will open this spring with 30 food trucks. Developers did not give a firm date for opening the food truck project, but said they have signed on 30 St. Louis-area food trucks as members of 9  Mile Garden. The number of...

Food truck garden will feature permanent open-air bar with local beer, coffee on tap

A rendering of The Canteen @ 9 Mile Garden provided by the developer.

January 13, 2020

The much-anticipated food truck garden in Affton, 9 Mile Garden, will have a permanent on-site bar alongside its array of food trucks. The 3,500-square-foot open-air bar at 9375 Gravois Road within Affton Plaza will be called The Canteen @ 9 Mile Garden and will feature beer, wine, cocktails and cold brew on tap for guests at Missouri’s...

Affton will get Missouri’s first food truck garden, if County Council approves

Affton will get Missouri's first food truck garden, if County Council approves

November 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com If the County Council approves, Missouri’s first food truck garden will be coming to St. Louis next year, overcoming objections from some of its neighbors in Affton. As first reported by The Call, developers of the Affton Plaza shopping ...

Affton Days held this weekend; features food trucks instead of festival

Parade watchers get ready for the 2018 Affton Days parade. Photo courtesy of the Affton Chamber of Commerce.

September 19, 2019

The annual Affton Community Days parade, barbecue and “Food Trucks on Parade” will take place this Saturday, Sept. 21. This year’s theme is “Affton Gives Back.” Parade participants are encouraged to decorate their entries with nonperishable food and other items that will be donated to local or...

Affton Plaza proposes Missouri’s first ‘food truck garden’ as an Affton town square

A rendering of the proposed Affton Plaza food truck garden.

September 14, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The county Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next week on several potential developments in South County, but one stands out: A request by Affton Plaza to build Missouri’s first “food truck garden” as a sort of town squar...

‘Rogue’ ice cream trucks need a permit

Homemade vanilla, chocolate and pistachio ice cream in a cone

August 8, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood is cautioning residents to be on the lookout for “rogue” ice cream trucks operating without a license. Ward 2 Alderman Justin Charboneau said at the June 25 Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting that residents had reached out...

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