During the May 3 meeting, Frisco City Council approved a lease for a food truck park at First and Main streets called Frisco Rail Yard.
The food truck park, which will have a rail yard theme, is expected to be open for business by the end of June.
5th Street Patio Café co-owners Tamme Leff, Greg McDonald and Kristy McDonald are the founders of Frisco Rail Yard.
Leff said the reason she and her other co-founders want to bring a food truck park to Frisco is to fill a need in the community and to bridge the gap between old downtown and new downtown Frisco.
“It’s about finding a need. There’s a lot of other areas that have [food truck] venues, and we don’t have one in Frisco,” she said. “I’ve been to a couple of other food truck parks and thought it would be a great thing to pull the downtown area together.”
Frisco Rail Yard will be able to accommodate up to six food trucks and a freestanding drink counter, which will serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, pending a permit from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. 5th Street Patio Café will have a permanent food truck at the park, but it ill not include any existing menu items from the restaurant.
Crave Cookie, a dessert food truck owned by Leff, will also be a regular truck at Frisco Rail Yard. It will introduce a new cookie recipe at the food truck park with bananas, avocado and coconut oil as the base ingredients.
The land where Frisco Rail Yard will be located is owned by the city and the Frisco Community Development Corp. The FCDC approved the lease for the land April 21.
The land will be leased for $500 per month as well as 4 percent of gross sales revenue with a cap of $10,000 per month. The lease lasts for three years.
The city is considering Frisco Rail Yard as a short-term test for a business concept to provide information for the city to better regulate this type of development.
For more information, visit www.friscorailyard.com.