According to Madison Partners’ Jon Hetzel, construction to transform the former Arcadia Theatre site (on Greenville between Bell and Prospect) into a family-friendly food truck park with a vintage vibe will begin in the next couple of months.
Six food trucks will anchor the Arcadia Food Park (think silver Airstream trailers). Madison Partners is in the process of signing three big names as we speak, one of whom we know is Twisted Root’s Jason Boso (who’s thinking about serving ribeye cheesesteaks under the name “Steak Me Home Tonight”). Hetzel says there have been preliminary talks with The Grape’s Brian Luscher, but it’s far from a done deal.
Regardless of who inhabits the trucks, the idea is to have a variety of food from local Dallas chefs and to keep the price point low. The trucks will sign on to serve lunch and dinner, with the option of also offering breakfast. Eventually, Hetzel believes the park will have electric cars running delivery in the neighborhood. There will be one beer and wine truck with possible frozen sangria thrown in the mix for good measure. The dog-friendly park hopes to be open at the beginning of next year and will also feature a large seating area and a playground.
Oh, and you can’t miss it … Hetzel says they have found and purchased the old Arcadia Theatre sign from local collector Dan Holzschuh and will be putting it back up at the park, in all its glory.
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