A new concept called The Park is moving into the Collier Center in downtown Phoenix and is expected to open sometime this summer, according to founder Phil Richard.
The new restaurant will open in the space most recently occupied by former Phoenix Suns player Amare Stoudemire’s restaurant, which closed several years ago. Richard, CEO of the marketing agency BRANDiT, says the 11,000-square-foot space will be park-themed, featuring two “very large museum-quality expensive trees” and a full stage for live music.
A constantly-revolving menu will feature fare from local food trucks. The restaurant's massive kitchen will be rented out to different food trucks to use as a home base for daily operations, according to Richard, who calls it a "community kitchen." While he isn't revealing any food truck partnerships yet, Richard says he's “putting together the dream team."
"We’re going to have a lot of variety," he says, adding, "We’ve got a lot of flexibility."
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The Park has also formed a partnership with Tempe's Pedal Haus brewery and will offer self-serve beer. Customers will be able to pour their own brews and pay by the ounce through high-tech wristbands.