Attention foodies! Say so long to the days of chasing down your favorite food trucks—Downtown Birmingham is opening a food truck court where the city’s eateries on wheels can park and stay put. Read on to learn the who, what, when, where and why.
Food truck haven
According to the Birmingham Business Journal, the creator of the new food truck park is Eric Guster. Last November, he began his endeavor by purchasing the property of the former Waffle House on Birmingham’s 3rd Avenue North. His vision was clear: to create a food court as you would see in a mall, but with food trucks instead. Having a permanent location for food trucks will promote stability for the owners and customers. The trucks will be free to go to different event spots but will have this location to return to.
If all goes well over the next six months to a year, Guster plans to begin development on a brick-and-mortar.
“I’m looking forward to working with the Design Review Committee on getting approval to improve the space and doing some signage and other things over the next few months, so that we’ll be fully functional by spring.”Eric Guster, Guster Development
You can visit the food truck court beginning Monday, October 24 from 11AM-4PM at 1104 3rd Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203.
Good food awaits
Guster has secured two local food trucks for the court—Taquería La Catrina and Frozen Rooster. Food trucks can rent monthly for a spot and the space has room for up to six food trucks. Interested in purchasing a spot? Contact Guster Development at 205.240.1236.