For those of you who have been living off the $1.50 hot dogs from Costco, relief is in sight.
The SoMa StrEat Food Park is set to open near the corner of 11th and Harrison Streets, with its “soft opening” beginning this week on Thursday, May 31 and continuing through Tuesday, June 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The “grand opening,” featuring both lunch and dinner service, is set for Wednesday, June 6.
Corey Teague, the planner assigned to the project, really held their feet to the fire to live up to the promises implied by the word “park.” Carlos Muela, his family and crew have filled the former U-Haul parking lot with a village-like cluster of food truck vendor stalls, flowers, bushes and trees, picnic tables and a cheerful gazebo with covered seating. Restroom facilities and an Airstream-style trailer for security and administrative services complete the renovation.
Once the Western SoMa Community Plan is adopted, look for the facility to take advantage of the more liberalized entertainment zoning recommendations included in the Plan. The Task Force has recommended that all forms of entertainment permitting be allowed in the zoning districts south of Harrison Street.
The space will also be available for community meetings, birthday parties and other events. For info, contact Whitney@SoMaStrEatFoodPark.com. You can follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SoMaStrEatFoodPark and Twitter at @somastreatfoodpark.
Jim Meko, chair
SoMa Leadership Council