The first tenants coming to the Shulertown food truck court include some names that should be familiar to Fayetteville residents.
Shulertown owner Zac Wooden said seven mobile vendors have committed to set up shop inside the new court, set to soon open on Dickson Street in the lot between Jose’s Mexican Restaurant and the former home of The Phoenix bar.
Popular restaurants Greenhouse Grille and Feltner Brothers, along with recently-closed but well-loved Momma Deans Soul Food Kitchen are on the list.
Shulertown Food Trucks
- Mamma Deans
- Greenhouse Grille
- Feltner Brothers
- Baller Foodtruck
- Shakedown StrEAT Grill
- Burton’s Comfort Cremery
- Great Dang Pies and Tamales
Other trucks include Great Dang Pies and Tamales, Shakedown StrEAT Grill, Burton’s Comfort Creamery, and the Baller Foodtruck.
Wooden, who also owns Roger’s Rec, 21st Amendment, and Los Bobos Taqueria, said he’s been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for the project so far.
“Everyone that is participating is amped up about the opportunity,” he said. “I think it has a potential to add a new unique element to Dickson, and even Fayetteville.”
Wooden said he is working on completing the seating area now, and that he’ll offer a selection of local beer and wine to patrons who stop by for lunch or dinner.
“A lot of our beer selection will focus on local breweries,” he said. “I didn’t want it to be about the booze, though. I really want a family friendly environment, so I’m treating it as a convenience item.
“But if a customer wants to have a beer with their food, that’s great too,” he said.
Wooden said that occasional live music is also a possibility for patrons to enjoy while they dine, but he’s going to leave that up to the food trucks.
“All of the participants are really treating this as a community, and have already pitched some great promotions,” he said. ” We want to get it going, work out the kinks, and then have some fun.”
Wooden said he isn’t worried about the food trucks cutting into the business of his restaurant, or other businesses along the street.
“If anything, I think it will help,” he said. “I really view Dickson Street as a destination, and not a huge competition. The more the merrier. When customers come to Dickson, I think they enjoy selection and the freedom to walk around.”
Wooden said he has one more hurdle to clear at the city level before he can open for business.
The project must get final approval from Fayetteville Planning Commissioners on May 27. If approved, Wooden said he plans to open the next day on Wednesday, May 28.