Crossroads Food Truck Park coming to corner of M-20 and M-30

A comfortable opening of a new mid-Michigan food truck park is slated for April 3 in Homer Township.

Found at 37 S. Meridian Highway on the southeast corner of M-20 (East Isabella Highway) and M-30, The Crossroads Foods Truck Park will be a room for foods vans to collect each day, offering a specified hub for residents and website visitors to grab a bite to take in.

The objective, explained park coordinator Doug Maxon, is to revive the meals scene in central Michigan.

“We want to make it larger and superior and offer a good deal additional assortment variety of make it a acknowledged issue that when persons occur to mid-Michigan, you know, (they) check out the food scene,” Maxon explained.


The 7 days subsequent Saturday, April 3, just one or two foodstuff trucks will be out at the park. On Saturday, April 10, five vans will host a chili cook-off, slated for about 3-8 p.m.

The foods truck park will then attribute up to 5 vehicles just about every day that will rotate frequently. Maxon reported the park will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., each and every day. The vehicles will rotate out in a few shifts via breakfast, lunch and supper hours.

Maxon discussed the web site will allow food truck house owners to set up based on their availability. So, each individual working day will glimpse distinct as to how a lot of vans and which vans are there. He expects Thursday by means of Sunday to be the busiest days.

And, Maxon mentioned he’s been conversing to food items truck house owners from all more than the point out, garnering curiosity.

“With mid-Michigan actually remaining just a number of hrs absent from anywhere in Michigan, we’re having a good deal of great responses from vans outdoors the area that after it will get going, and we have the neighborhood support, they absolutely want to jump on board,” Maxon said.

Attendees can enter the park on Meridian Highway, upcoming to M-30 Storage entrance, relatively than M-20.  To preserve website traffic flowing smoothly, there will be a U-formed driveway that features as a just one-way.

Maxon, who owns Maxon’s Blue Nation Barbecue in Mount Nice, spelled out that it has been a hard year for food stuff truck homeowners and caterers considering the fact that a lot of functions were being canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He explained his barbecue food stuff trailer in no way designed it out of its parking large amount, which is located on the corner of M-20 and South Meridian Highway west of Mount Enjoyable.

So, hunting for a place to use the trailer this 12 months, Maxon started out joking how it would be funny to track down the meals trailer on the corner of M-20 and South Meridian here in Midland. He approached the proprietor of M-30 Storage, Jim Bluemer, and the additional folks he talked to about his concept, the a lot more it grew and expanded.

“We all assumed it was a fantastic idea, so we ran with it and right here we are,” he claimed. “… Jim Bluemer – he definitely aided out greatly. He’s been an incredible assist to get this issue likely. None of this would even appear to fruition without the need of him even getting on board from the really starting.”

Maxon claimed all people who’s been included, which includes the Homer Township Board, which authorised a special use permit, has confirmed their aid for the plan. Also supporting is Nicole Scott, who is finalizing the specifics on her catering firm – Pleasantly Divine, All Events Craft Catering – in which she will be on web-site at the food items truck park to help join clients with caterers and meals vehicles for situations these types of as weddings and graduation functions.  

“Everybody that I talked to in regard to the foodstuff truck park has been an awesome help,” Maxon reported.

As the park gains far more curiosity and neighborhood help, they are hoping to include up to 5 craft vendors as nicely and host events these types of as cornhole tournaments.

“It may possibly not search like considerably the initially 7 days you go out there – and we’ll have some foodstuff trucks and some picnic tables and some cornhole boards – but as this point requires off, we’re definitely going to continue to keep putting back into it so we can have this area for the group to go which is outdoor and harmless,” Maxon explained.

For the hottest data, updates and to take part in giveaways from The Crossroads Food items Truck Park, stop by the Fb webpage at https://www.fb.com/CrossroadsFoodTruckPark

Barbara J. Miriam

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