Back by popular demand, the City of Inglewood, in conjunction with KJLH is sponsoring 4th Friday Food Trucks. On the fourth Friday of every month, from 4-9pm, through October, Market Street (between Manchester and Florence) will be transformed into a food court. You won’t want to miss these dates: August 22, September 26 and October 24.
There’ll be plenty of good food to choose from curbside restauranteurs –from fresh fish, Mexican food, healthy salads, sandwiches, soul food and a whole lot more. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. Folks can also enjoy live music from local talent, patronize stores along Market Street, and just bond with neighbors.
Last year’s food fest was a commercial hit as well. Merchants and even other restaurants got behind the event, which brought in an influx of customers to their businesses. What merchant in his right mind would not want that?
The bidding process has barely begun for Market Street redevelopment. So, it will be a while before downtown Inglewood becomes the retail hub the City is hoping for. Residents and businesses can look forward to a revitalized Market Street that will support future traffic from the LAX/Crenshaw transit line.
While the excitement of big plans gets everyone talking and looking to the future, there is a lot that we can enjoy right now. Mia Lehrer, a landscape architect for the Hollywood Park project, featured in the Los Angeles Times this week, said, “We've learned that communities with parks, the value goes up dramatically.” She visions the planned community as “a lovely neighborhood, apartments to single-family residences and an arroyo that brings water to a lake.”
Inglewood has made some good improvement to our parks, and cameras are being installed to make the parks safer. So we don’t have to wait for the beautifully landscaped areas at Hollywood Park. We can enjoy the parks we have right now.
There are enough good things happening now to enjoy our city, and we should make the most of them. Events like 4th Friday Food Trucks, Movies in the Park, and the recent Afro-Latin Music and Dance Festival make living in Inglewood fun. So get out this summer and enjoy what this city has to offer. I know I will.