Would You Pay $100,000 for an Ice-Cream-Truck Route?

Photo: Daniel Maurer

For a print-only article, the Red Hook Star-Revue talks to John Red, who operates an ice-cream-truck storage and repair lot on Sackett Street between Van Brunt and Columbia Streets in Red Hook (he’s the guy who made the custom-built Streets Sweets truck, along with 22 others). Technically, food trucks can ply their goods wherever, so long as they aren’t on a street banned by the Department of Consumer Affairs, but here’s a fun fact: “John says that other ice cream truck companies have claimed that they have the rights to certain streets, which is simply not true. These companies have even gone so far as selling routes for $100,000, something that John has a personal grievance with.”