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Rainey Street Food Court To Close This Month

The evicted food trailers are already looking for new spots.

Rainey Street Food Court
Rainey Street Food Court
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Say goodbye to drunk eats haven the Rainey Street Food Court: the lot's food trucks are being forced to leave by the end of the year. The tenants were issued lease terminations this week, as reported by CultureMap and Food Trailers Austin’s Twitter account. Food trucks like Scotty’s BBQ, Firefly Pies, Funky Food Bus, and others are looking to relocate as soon as possible. Some have the option to stay through the end of January, Tony Yamanaka, founder of Food Trailers Austin, told Eater Austin, but are still looking for new spaces. The lot is slated to be developed into a mixed-use project, according to a permit uncovered by CultureMap:

In May 2014, a permit was filed and approved by the City of Austin for 70 Rainey Street, which included "construct[ion for] a mixed use development of a restaurant, residential, and parking garage with associated improvements."