Business has been great for Goni Oscar Davidai since he parked his Lobsta Food Truck by the Hemlock Reservoir four weeks ago. His signature Connecticut Lobster Roll smothered in warm butter has been a big seller. The Lobster Grilled Cheese is also popular.
“The support has been great. I’ve sold out every day since we’ve been open. People come back day after day. I had the same family come four days in a row,” said Davidai.
But now his food truck is gone. Davidai can’t park on the corner of Routes 58 and 136 because the state Department of Transportation said his truck was limiting access to the state’s right of way.
“I was told it’s a traffic hazard,” Davidai said.
Davidai, who lives in Easton and owns Goni Catering, said he wants to find a permanent spot for his truck in Easton because the community is amazing. “I just want to be in Easton. My goal is to give people good food,” he said.
In a message to town residents, First Selectman David Bindelglass said town zoning and health officials contacted Davidai. The town granted him a food license to operate the food truck and is monitoring his compliance, but it could not allow him to stay at the location because it “is a matter of the state limiting access to the state’s right of way.”
Davidai reached out to Eastonites on social media looking for locations where he can permanently park his food truck in town. Some residents suggested Silverman’s Farms, a spot next to the fire station, Union Cemetery, or Aspetuck Park and Morehouse fields. If you have a suggestion, post it on Davidai’s Facebook page.
In the meantime, Davidai will be at the Silverman’s Farm location starting Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until he finds a more permanent spot in town.