Behind the Scenes: Zócalo Food Park

Zócalo Food Park is located in a neighborhood that has experienced growth and revitalization over the past few years.
Zócalo Food Park. Credit: Jake Hill

A once-vacant 7,000-square-foot lot in Walker’s Point was recently transformed into Milwaukee’s first food truck park.

Zócalo Food Park opened in July at 636 S. Sixth St. It includes six local vendors: Bowl Cut, a new Asian rice bowl concept; Fontelle’s, a burger-and-fry eatery; Mazorca LLC, a taco truck that first opened in Walker’s Point in 2017; Scratch Ice Cream, a local ice cream producer that operates a vendor stand at Crossroads Collective food hall on Milwaukee’s East Side; and Ruby’s Bagels, a new scratch-made bagel concept.

Ruby’s Bagels is the first participant in Zócalo’s Incubator Food Truck Program, which aims to support local food industry startups as they scale their business.

“If someone has an idea for a concept that they want to prove out, a trailer or a truck is a really great way to see if that works,” said real estate developer Sean Phelan, who operates the park with Jesús González.

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Maredithe Meyer
Maredithe has covered retail, restaurants, entertainment and tourism since 2018. Her duties as associate editor include copy editing, page proofing and managing work flow. Meyer earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University and still enjoys attending men’s basketball games to cheer on the Golden Eagles. Also in her free time, Meyer coaches high school field hockey and loves trying out new restaurants in Milwaukee.

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