The Plane Watch Food Park at The Pointes, Norton Shores, has received unanimous approval from the City of Norton Shores and will commence construction as soon as weather permits. The food park at the shopping/office center on Sternberg Road at US-31, will have utility accommodations including electrical, water, and sewer connections for up to 8 food trucks. Picnic tables, portable bathrooms, and a game area are all included in Phase I. In Phase II, owners plan for permanent restrooms, an outdoor bar, and additional entertainment opportunities.
Food trucks can have access for $30 per day, including utilities with no percentage rent. Commitments can be as short as a week or as long as the season, although the owners are anticipating a rotating offering of a variety of food and drink options for customers. With over 52,000 cars per day on US-31 at Sternberg Road and 28,000 cars on Sternberg Rd at the overpass, the Pointes owners are expecting an enthusiastic reception to the new food park.
‘There are thousands of employees along Grand Haven Road, and many of them have just a half hour to get lunch. They don’t have to wait in line at traffic lights at The Pointes. You can be in and out of the Pointes Center in minutes from the highway without a single traffic light,’ Pointes representative Jeff Zaloga said.
The Pointes has also been working with new tenants at the center including Affordable Appliance Outlet (a scratch & dent appliance wholesaler); Classy Canine Pet Grooming; plus, there is a deposit on a large space for a future restaurant/brewpub. The food park will accomplish one of the goals of The Pointes owners, which is to bring more life into the shopping/office center for the benefit of all the current tenants.
Vendors interested in participating in the seasonal food park can either call 231-799-4801; email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or message The Pointes Shopping Center Facebook Page.