For those who were (and weren’t) paying attention to the hype in your local publications, here are some photos from Saturday’s Grand Opening of the Food Truck Emporium on Mt. Vernon Street.
The Food Truck Emporium is part of what is being called the Ironbound North Shore Neighborhood. It’s a cluster of what was at one time occupied commercial space under the commuter rail tracks at the location of the original Central Square stop on the Boston and Maine. Most LynnHappens readers are familiar with downtown Lynn and don’t like to be told where things are, but for the uninitiated, the spaces are on Mt. Vernon Street between Silsbee and Exchange Streets.
Cisco Meneses owns a good portion of the space under and in front of the tracks, including the angled parking spots where the food trucks park. Meneses has been hard at work revving the place up to be an economic engine, and has located his own Fire Escape Engineers company offices – under the tracks.
Justice Born Morley is the Administrative Coordinator of the Food Truck Emporium, vendors and art spaces at Ironbound. Now that the trucks are inspected by the city, a few or more should be there nearly every day of the week, and the festivals will likely be once a month. Morley is currently seeking programming and vendors for a “raw” portion of the space under the tracks, as well.
Oh yeah, the photos, and below those, videos of the Floor Lords breakdancing and a tour of the party: