If you get hungry after a stroll on the Phenix City Riverwalk, you can get a fresh lemonade of other treats from food trucks on the riverfront.
Shaun Culligan, the economic development manager, said six trucks will feature entrees and one will focus on desserts.
Under a lease agreement with the W.C. Bradley Company, the Redevelopment Authority approved a portion of space near the 14th Stree Pedestrian Bridge and Plaza to locate the Chattahoochee Valley’s first food truck park and court.
As the gourmet eateries on wheels and the food truck nation continues to grow, Phenix City is creating a place where people can enjoy the river and Whitewater Park while enjoying favorite foods.
The area will be equipped with seats, lighting, music and occasional entertainment.
To allow food trucks to operate, Culligan said Phenix City Council approved an ordinance in November to allow the trucks downtown. “The ordinance was approved as a pilot ordinance with the impression that we would begin identifying what works and what doesn’t and adjustments could be made,” he said.
Hours for the park are set from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is located opposite the new Courtyard Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.
Times are subject to change but visitors are encouraged to follow the city’s website for possible changes.
An official grand opening is set for 5:30 p.m. June 12.