The Richardson Restaurant Park is slated to get a new beer garden and bar concept from Truck Yard and Second Rodeo Brewing.

Richardson City Council approved modifications to the planned development district during the June 3 meeting, which will allow for a microbrewery or brewpub and a Ferris wheel up to 45 feet tall.

Two-minute impact

With the zoning regulations in place, the tenants are set to move into the property formerly occupied by Old 75 Beer Garden, which closed earlier this year. Jason Boso, founder and owner of Truck Yard and Second Rodeo Brewing, said a new building would be constructed next door, which will house the Second Rodeo Brewing.

Once the site is fully developed, it is expected to be the first location for a Truck Yard located next door to its sister brewing company. Truck Yard will have around 80-90 indoor seats, while Second Rodeo Brewing is expected to have around 200 indoor seats, Boso said.

Food at the locations will be provided by local food trucks and Truck Yard’s curated menu, he added. Live music is also planned seven nights per week, with cutoffs at 9 p.m. on weeknights and 11 p.m. on weekends, Boso said.

What they’re saying

Resident Paula Stein, who lives on nearby James Drive, said she and her neighbors had concerns about the noise.

“To me, Old 75 was not a considerate neighbor," Stein said. "I was able to hear the music ... loudly and clearly in my own home with my windows and doors closed. I shouldn’t have to be sitting in my house and listening to what’s going on at a business down the street.”

Should there be an issue with noise, city officials said council could potentially take action. Boso previously told members of the Richardson City Plan Commission that the business would be mindful of local noise ordinances and work with neighbors to address potential issues.

The context

Commissioners previously voted to recommend approval of the project during an May 21 meeting.

Truck Yard operates a number of other locations in North Texas and Oklahoma, including the original on Lower Greenville and one in Fort Worth's Alliance Town Center. The first Second Rodeo Brewing location operates in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

What’s next?

Boso said he plans to open the Truck Yard location within three to four months of executing a contract for the property, which could be late 2024. However, if there are delays, the opening could be pushed back to early 2025, he added.

The Second Rodeo Brewing location is expected to open around two years after Truck Yard.

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

"I was on council when we approved the Old 75 Beer Garden; I was incredibly sad when it left," council member Ken Hutchenrider said. "If this is going to be an enhanced version of what that was, I'm really excited about something unique for the city."