ALPENA — Citizens and guests in Alpena will have a new hangout downtown in which they can seize a bite to eat, appreciate a cocktail, and appreciate are living audio.
These days, the new River Road Vault Foods Park and Bar opens in the park adjacent to Crimson Brick Faucet and Barrel.
The park will characteristic food items vans, a stroll-up bar, and are living audio on Fridays. Other occasions for the freshly christened park are in the operates, Purple Brick Faucet and Barrel co-proprietor Kevin Peterson claimed.
The bar part of the park won’t open for a few months, but persons can get to-go cups from participating organizations in the downtown’s social district.
We feel this is one thing definitely massive for the downtown and will assist give a lot more of a significant-metropolis really feel to our little town,” Peterson said. “We are super stoked about it.”
A pair of food vans in the park will provide both lunch and supper. 808 Bowlz delivers the flavors of the Hawaiian Islands to northern Michigan specializing in poke, sushi grade seafood, all organic components, and a gluten totally free menu.
Sherwood Pita Wagon will offer diners Mediterranean encouraged food items the place they can pick out from several menu items or build customized dishes.
The hrs of operation are 11 a.m. until eventually 8 p.m.
Richard Fischer, proprietor of the Pita Wagon, stated he opened up his food truck late final summer months and it was so properly acquired that it frequently ran out of merchandise owing to the higher demand from customers. Considering that then, Fischer has loaded up on wanted meals and used extra cooking place to meet demand.
He mentioned he anticipates as additional people master about the foods truck court docket and bar, people today will employ it, and revenue will improve.
“So significantly our enterprise has been really effectively acquired in this article in Alpena,” Fischer said. “I believe the food truck courts have done well and I believe we are overdue to have a single in Alpena and we will need that type of improvement.”
Peterson reported he intends to have concerts this summer time in the park and other activities are being prepared. He explained he intends to maintain the park, which is on Purple Brick’s property, open right until as late in September as he can. Even when the foodstuff vehicles are put away for the winter season, Peterson stated individuals can assume wintertime events also.
“We intend to have functions all calendar year spherical and we have bands booked for the summer months and each Friday evening there will be a area road performer.”
Purple Brick is accredited to let men and women who invest in alcoholic drinks there to go away the restaurant and take their drink with them simply because of the downtown social district. Peterson stated he encourages persons who may well purchase a cocktail from a further companion in the social district to love their drink in the park.
Alpena Downtown Enhancement Authority Govt Director Anne Gentry said the addition of the park presents folks a different cause to come downtown to store, eat, or take pleasure in a beverage. She mentioned having far more dining options downtown and a different venue for enjoyment and recreation, is very good for the downtown as a total.
“We see the accomplishment of foodstuff truck courts in Traverse Metropolis and Petoskey and I imagine having additional food items choices for folks is important, particularly for get-and-go food stuff. This will just make our downtown a much better location to go to.”
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