By Linda Nguyen
The Common Grounds / Taqueria El Crucero taco truck was closed down last Thursday, although Common Grounds owner Blake Baston said the truck is currently looking for a new location to reopen.
A tweet posted to the Common Grounds Twitter feed Monday at 3:08 p.m. apologized to the campus and announced the closing of the truck.
“We r sry to announce that CG taco truck will be closed until we can relocate to a more agreeable location. If u have any ideas let us know,” the tweet said.
Though the truck belongs to Common Grounds and Taqueria El Crucero, it was located on property that belonged to neighboring Pizza Hut.
Batson said he understood Pizza Hut felt the truck’s location “was not a good move from a marketing standpoint.”
The truck had been open for two months before they were asked to close it down, he said.
“We’re looking for a different location,” Batson said. “We have plans to utilize it for catering and bringing it to the farmer’s market but nothing permanent.”
Batson said he is optimistic that another door will open and they will have another opportunity to set the taco truck up at a different location.
“The feedback has been 100 percent positive, so it’s a shame we had to close it,” Batson said.
Batson said customers have been disappointed about the closing of the truck and that many have come into the coffee shop to ask about it.
“It was a phenomenal product in a great location, and it was the perfect addition,” Batson said.
At the time of publication, the general manager of Pizza Hut could not be reached for comment.