Future website of Metropolis Park at 1332 N. Leverett Ave. (Flyer Picture/Todd Gill)
A brand new outside restaurant from the parents behind Feed and Folly is coming quickly to Fayetteville.
The brand new idea known as Metropolis Park, and will likely be situated within the former AT&T truck station at 1332 N. Leverett Ave. We first wrote concerning the mission when it was up earlier than the Planning Fee in January.
Since then, extra particulars – together with a reputation for the restaurant – have been selected. Co-owner Lewis Chase, who bought the property together with Feed and Folly enterprise companions Michael and Matt Sutton, informed us the identify is a nod to a different local people house.
“Metropolis Park is definitely the unique identify of Wilson Park from again when my Mother was a child,” Chase mentioned “We determined it will be cool to pay homage to that.”
The thought for the brand new enterprise, he mentioned, is to create an idea just like what you would possibly discover in Dallas, Austin, and different cities, that serves meals and native beers, all in an out of doors house with quick access to the path system.
Chase mentioned the kitchen will likely be situated within the present constructing on the property, and can serve a wide range of meals choices.
“Our authentic thought was to have three or 4 kitchens serving totally different meals, nevertheless it turned out we weren’t going to have the ability to replace the constructing that a lot,” he mentioned. “So we’ll have one kitchen with 3-4 sorts of meals popping out. As of now, we’re pondering Texas-style barbecue with specials Thursday by way of Sunday, smashburgers, road tacos, and a trailside snack menu with more healthy gadgets so you may seize a chew and hold driving.”
The restaurant will make the most of the present constructing’s steel overhangs for shaded seating. The companions even have plans so as to add followers, heaters, televisions, and different facilities.
“We like to seek out previous buildings and discover new makes use of for them, and that’s the reason this property is so engaging,” Chase mentioned. “We like not having to tear down and begin over.”
Some delivery container buildings can even be added to supply bar house and take care of different storage wants, he mentioned. On large Razorback weekends, the house can have room for native meals vehicles to arrange and assist serve bigger crowds.
Many of the assets for the mission will likely be spent on the outside house.
“We’re spending quite a lot of our funds on landscaping,” Chase mentioned. “Massive timber for shade, and issues like that.”
There can even be house for outside video games, equivalent to a bocce ball courtroom and different actions.
Chase mentioned the mission might come collectively in two phases, with the primary part specializing in renovating the present buildings and including the delivery container areas. A second part might focus extra on the outside beer garden.
Chase mentioned that he and his companions simply secured a constructing allow for the house, which is in a flood plain as a result of its proximity to Scull Creek. Direct entry to the property from the path could possibly be a problem, however Chase mentioned he’s at present engaged on options to supply a bridge throughout the creek to entry the property.
“Our path system is rising a lot,” Chase mentioned. “We trip our bikes on a regular basis from Feed & Folly to Nomads and Fossil Cove, and we thought it’d be so nice if there was one other trailside beer garden in that space. There aren’t quite a lot of locations to cease between Dickson Avenue and Lake Fayetteville, actually, so we’re excited so as to add one other vacation spot alongside the path.”
If all goes nicely, development could possibly be full by the tip of the 12 months, although the homeowners might wait till issues heat up within the spring of 2023 earlier than they formally open to the general public.
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