Local attorney and real estate developer Eric Guster recently purchased two buildings along 3rd Avenue North, adjacent to the site of his new food truck court. Keep reading to learn more about the buildings and Guster’s plans for the area.
About the Third Avenue Food Court
In September, Bham Now reported that Birmingham attorney and real estate developer Eric Guster had purchased the property at 1104 3rd Avenue North with plans to create a brand-new food truck court for The Magic City. The space will serve as a home base for local food trucks—owners can rent spaces monthly, travel for special events and return to the food truck court afterwards.
The property—which was previously home to a Waffle House—boasts 30 spaces and room for up to six food trucks.
The Taqueria La Catrina and Frozen Rooster food trucks were the first to join the food truck court and are typically operating from 11AM-4PM at 1104 3rd Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203.
Once complete, the Third Avenue Food Court development will include a mix of brick-and-mortar restaurants, retail and food truck options. Guster wants the development to offer the stability of a permanent location to benefit local food trucks as well as the brick-and-mortar restaurants + retail options.
Acquiring 2 new buildings for the Third Avenue Food Court
As reported by the Birmingham Business Journal, Guster recently purchased two buildings adjacent to the original lot to add to the Third Avenue Food Court development. Located at 1116 Third Avenue North and 1120 Third Avenue North, one structure is home to an ABC Select Spirits while the other is currently vacant. According to the Birmingham Business Journal, Guster and his team are currently determining whether a restaurant, retail, medical or office space would be most appropriate.
“I’m excited about bringing life to this end of Third Avenue North. Hopefully, it will spur more development on the western side of the Central Business District and also across the freeway, going towards Five Points West. Birmingham is my heart and I love to see it improve, prosper and become all that it’s supposed to be. I’m just doing my small part in helping that process.”Eric Guster, Owner, Third Avenue Food Court