Run Westy Run (RWR), a food truck park that will feature food, drinks, music, art, and events, is scheduled to open on Saturday, June 4 at 3151 W 70th Avenue in Westminster Station. Inspired by food truck parks popular throughout Texas, Run Westy Run will offer a weekly rotation of six different local food trucks, as well as a converted shipping container selling beer and wine from local favorites, including New Terrain Brewing Company, Lady Justice Brewing Company, Raices Brewing Company, and Infinite Monkey Theorem winery.
In addition to the rotating trucks, Simply Pizza will be a consistent vendor, also housed in a repurposed shipping container on site. You can also look for White Rabbit Coffee on Friday and Saturday mornings, serving up coffee, along with pastries from La Patisserie Francaise and burritos from Mame’s Burritos.
Advantageously located at Westminster Station, Run Westy Run is anchored by the RTD Westminster Station (serviced by the B Line commuter rail), that includes a 600+ stall parking lot, the Little Dry Creek trail, the 40-acre Westminster Station Park and Nature Play, and 75 acres of transit-oriented development.
The vision is to offer an outdoor space for families in the surrounding neighborhoods to safely gather and enjoy food and drinks, anchored by music, art, and events, and actively partner with and support local groups, businesses, and neighbors.
Melissa Miene from Infinite Monkey described IMT’s interest in participating in Run Westy Run saying, “We’re so excited to work with the folks of RWR! We realized early on in this project that RWR & IMT had similar core values around building a community that gives back to their roots, while providing a fun and new social concept in the neighborhood.”
Michael Roberts from New Terrain Brewing Company added, “The opening of RWR is something we here at New Terrain have been looking forward to for some time. Enjoying the outdoors with a local beer in one hand and delicious food truck provisions in the other hand is part of our mind and soul.”
Over the past year, with the support of a Neighborhood Landscape Enhancement Grant from the City of Westminster, Run Westy Run has been transforming a half acre open space plot into a community hub, complete with landscaping of native grasses, turf mix, and wildflowers, ADA paths and shaded seating for the public, and electrical amenities for food trucks. Working closely with Westminster city planners and the Maiker Housing Partners (a progressive housing authority that manages over 600 affordable housing units adjacent to the park), Run Westy Run has been building partnerships to support the surrounding community. Getting the neighborhood involved through musical events, farmers markets, discounts, meal giveaways, workforce opportunities through the park, and connecting the newly made community garden, are all ideas Run Westy Run plans to develop as the park becomes an important hub for the area.
Run Westy Run food truck park will be open twelve months a year. For more information on food truck rotations, hours and upcoming events, visit their website at https://runwesty.com or follow on Instagram @run.westy.run.