MILLVALE, PA – The Pittsburgh Food Truck Park, which a month ago began teasing people on social media about opening as “Pittsburgh’s first food truck park” without saying where or when, aims to open on the Allegheny River in Millvale, starting this fall, pending approval by borough council.
The outdoor and indoor space is the part of the Millvale Riverfront Park that once was Mr. Small’s Skatepark, right on the riverfront trail and River Front Drive beneath the 40th Street Bridge to Lawrenceville. So plans call for lots of bike racks for customers who’ll come for a daily rotation of up to six of the region’s food trucks, plus a bar with 30 craft beers beneath a beer garden deck, outdoor tables, fire pits and a game yard for corn hole and other pursuits. There’ll be music and other events outside and inside, as the business grows into part of a warehouse the borough now uses for storage.
That’s the vision of the Lang brothers — Matt, Shawn and Tony — who grew up in Millvale and who now run the Lang Restaurant Group. They started with Steel City Samiches Bar & Grille and Twisted Jimmy’s Bar & Lounge in Indiana, Pa., and then Pig Iron Public House in Cranberry, a second location of which is planned for Downtown next year.
They’d thought about adding their own Pig Iron truck to the region’s blooming mobile food scene, but decided it’d be better to start a place where other food trucks could thrive. They say they already have a lot of interest from operators who want to be part of what they expect will be a 50-truck rotation.
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