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Studio D Catering & Venue Food Truck Opens
Possibly the only bright spot of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the adaptive entrepreneurial spirit that has kept several small and large businesses open.
On Saturday, another example of this innovative resolve will open at 1 p.m. in the parking lot located at the corner of Pine and East Second streets. Diana Scott, Studio D Catering & Venue owner, will host a grand opening of her new food truck that will be parked across the street from where her brick and mortar business is located at 106 E. Second St., Jamestown.
Studio D Catering & Venue was started by Scott in 2014, specializing in fresh inventive food that helped people rediscover the lost art of entertaining. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Scott has been unable to cater much because there are no large gatherings allowed.
“Every event unfortunately got canceled,” she said. “So I have not had any business since the end of February. I had to think of another way to promote myself. The idea of having a food truck has always been in the back of my mine. When at Canal Side and in Pittsburgh, I always go to food trucks. People during Lucy Fest love food trucks. My perspective is why not do that every day.”
Scott said she wants to bring the food truck atmosphere that accompanies large events, like the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, to downtown Jamestown each weekday.
“My whole point is to bring more people downtown. That is what I’ll do,” she said. “Customers from Warren (Pa.), Lakewood and Bemus Point are excited to come to downtown Jamestown to eat my food. Hopefully, it will bring some additional food trucks that will bring additional foot traffic downtown.”
Scott will be hosting a grand opening celebration starting today at 1 p.m. She wants to give back to the community so 100% of the profits from her grand opening will go toward the fundraising efforts for the Riverwalk Skatepark that will be constructed next year near McCrea Point Park.
“We’re hoping to draw people downtown to support that new adventure,” she said. “I’m opening up by donating back to the community.”
After the grand opening celebration, Studio D Catering & Venue’s food truck will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Scott said she has no set menu yet, but will have a variety of options.
“It’s wide open. It could be Thai to Italian to Cajun,” she said. “Our menu will change. Probably almost daily.”
Near the food truck, Scott said there will be tables and benches where people can eat under trees so there is shade.
For more information or to contact Studio D Catering & Venue, visit facebook.com/studiodcatering.