Beer garden and bar concept Truck Yard, and microbrewery Second Rodeo Brewing could both be coming soon to Richardson.

The Richardson City Plan Commission recommended approval of a request to allow a microbrewery or brewpub and a 45-foot ferris wheel for a new restaurant space for Truck Yard and Second Rodeo Brewing during its May 21 meeting.

The overview

Jason Boso, founder and owner of Truck Yard and Second Rodeo Brewing, said the venue would have an outdoor space and free live music seven days per week. Both establishments are family- and pet-friendly, he added, and could also bring in local food trucks to provide additional food options.

Kirk Hermansen, the owner of Hermansen Land Development, which owns the property, said the Richardson location would be the first combination of a Truck Yard and Second Rodeo Brewing.

Some context

The Truck Yard and Second Rodeo Brewing will occupy the former Old 75 Beer Garden space at 740 S. Central Expressway as well as a yet-to-be-built addition to the building. At the time of the recommendation for approval, no building designs have been completed.

Commission chair Bryan Marsh said the development would be a welcome addition to Richardson Restaurant Park.

“I think this is great news in terms of a replacement, and I think most people would agree that it’s better than Dave’s Hot Chicken,” Marsh said.

Digging deeper

The location is expected to employ around 75 people, 60 of whom will likely be full-time, Boso said.

He added that the company will be mindful of all local noise ordinances and will work with neighbors to resolve any potential noise complaints.

“We are very in tune with the decibel meter in terms of bounding lot lines [and] following those rules,” Boso said. “We’ve never had any actual tickets from noise complaints.”

What’s next?

Boso said the plan for Truck Yard is to enclose some of the beer garden space and have between 80-100 seats indoors. The plan is to then construct the Second Rodeo Brewing location within two years of the opening of Truck Yard, he added.

“That whole area, with a mix of different restaurants, is a neat area,” Commissioner Nate Roberts said.

Richardson City Council is expected to consider the updated development standards during its June 10 meeting, per city documents.