Mary Means Business: Carts and Clubs eyed for food trucks, splash pad

When the COVID-19 pandemic commenced, Jill Lehrkamp begun browsing Columbus for the ideal spot to hatch her new enterprise.

Lehrkamp, who opened the house-cleansing enterprise Columbus Provider Group far more than a ten years in the past, is at last completely ready for her next venture.

Ideally, that begins at the previous Columbus Carts and Clubs home at 92 Alabama St.

The far more than two-acre good deal could be reworked into a foods truck, splash pad, park and market place place by spring of upcoming year.

“I came up with the thought for the foodstuff truck courtroom, predominantly due to the fact of COVID,” Lehrkamp claimed. “I miss observing people undertaking points as a group. I want a position, even if COVID proceeds to be an issue, exactly where people that want to socially distance can nonetheless appear and be risk-free and socially disatanced.”

Lehrkamp mentioned she’s still in the early stages for building the home. She hopes to finalize on the sale of the Carts and Golf equipment home “in the subsequent handful of weeks.” Though designs are nevertheless tentative, she is by now achieving out to several vendors and foods vans for potential fascination.

“I’ve usually felt I could be accomplishing much more in our neighborhood,” Lehrkamp stated. “I never want to glance back on my life and desire I experienced accomplished something diverse. I believe this is 1 of the items that we can do to help our local community develop. … I want a location the place men and women can cling out, provide their children and households … just a spot where by absolutely everyone can get with each other and hold out.”

Hold an eye out for that sold sign on Alabama Road, and if you’re a food items truck owner or a vendor who is fascinated, be guaranteed to attain out to Lehrkamp.

Talking of foods trucks, we have got a further 1 open up in Columbus.

I advised you guys about Yardbird Bento back in Might, and the marinated rooster and rice food truck officially opened Tuesday.

Be guaranteed to comply with Yardbird Bento on social media for menu, updates, area and several hours.

We have obtained a large amount of foods information in Columbus, y’all.

There’s a star amid us at the Freeway 45 Wendy’s site. Henrietta Johnson, Wendy’s general supervisor, was acknowledged by the company business office as a person of the major 500 basic professionals for 2020.

“Henrietta is a true leader and so deserved of this recognition she is respected and beloved by her team and attendees,” senior vice president Brian McDaniel reported in a press launch.

There are additional than 6,700 Wendy’s franchises globally, making Johnson a leading basic supervisor for Wendy’s while putting Columbus on the map.

Transferring to Starkville, a community restaurant has some new digs.

Right after closing shop for a minor extra than two months, Commodore Bob’s Yacht Club officially opened at its new area.

The upscale restaurant that very first opened 8 decades ago at 102 Ru Du Grand Fromage has reopened at 517 University Generate.

Operator Brady Hindman stated the new place is approximately triple the measurement and can accommodate double the seating as its past site.

Hindman explained he’s energized to see shoppers take pleasure in the new space, as well as the up-to-date and enhanced brunch and meal menus with new cocktail and wine menus to boot.

“I would like to say thank you to our group and surrounding area for supporting us the past eight several years and counting,” he claimed. “It truly has been an awesome knowledge expanding our enterprise right here in Starkville and (we) look ahead to serving the local community for several years to arrive.”

Check out out Commodore Bob’s new place Tuesday through Saturday 4:30-9:30 p.m. and Sundays for brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Former Dispatch reporter Mary Pollitz writes about small business openings and closings, as perfectly as other one of a kind enterprise news. Send out suggestions to [email protected]

Barbara J. Miriam

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