Food Truck Park Proposed For Nashville

Posted at 8:19 PM, Jun 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:02:10-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A proposed development could make a stationary new home for Nashville’s food trucks.

The idea of Nashville’s first food truck park comes from CORE Development.

They own a 6 acre lot off Merritt Street in Wedgewood Houston and think it would be a perfect spot for the trucks to regularly rotate through.

“I think the food trucks are looking for more consistency in terms of where they are parking their trucks and doing business,” said CORE Development owner Andrew Beaird.

They are hoping the space would allow for water and electrical hook-ups for the trucks. Sixteen trucks would be able to park at once. There would be picnic tables and possibly live music.

Food truck owners say they find being at events with other food trucks increase their profits 5 to 10 percent then just sitting in parking spot alone.

The food trucks would essentially have to lease these spots for some kind of undetermined fee. They could operate in the spaces from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

An apartment building is planned across from the proposed food truck park.

Others cities like Austin and Chicago have created similar parks that have seen great success.