A new food cart pod, months in preparation, is finally open, and with more space to rent, on Powell Boulevard

RITA A. LEONARD - The new "Brooklyn Eats" Food Cart Pod opened in July at the corner of S.E. 9th Avenue on Powell Boulevard, in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
A new Food Cart Pod called "Brooklyn Eats", decorated with colorful balloons, has opened at the corner of S.E. 9th Avenue on Powell Boulevard. With all the new apartment buildings under construction in Brooklyn, the market for food variety is expanding in Brooklyn. Colorful circles and swirls along the walls and edges of the cart space draw attention, and were done by a local artist known as "Klutch."

Currently the new pod hosts "Spudz Express", and "Bobablastic" — a cart that offers hot and cold drinks, hot dogs, nachos, and salads.

Carson Smith, the owner of the site, has worked to develop "Brooklyn Eats" for over a year; he tells THE BEE that he believes the area will support five or six food carts, and utilities are available. There is one restroom, as well as eight outdoor tables, although many customers are likely to just grab-and-go with their orders. For more information about the location, call 503/349-1270.

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