Food Truck Park and Beer Garden to Come to Lakewood


Halina Dreger

Justin Costanzo, owner of the local Grindstone Tap House, is working on a new project to be located on the corner of Edwards and Detroit- a beer garden and food truck park.

Costanzo is hoping that the project will be finished by spring of next year, but the City of Lakewood Architectural Board of Review must first approve of the plans. In the meantime, says Cleveland Scene, he hopes to get as much feedback from the community as he can.

The man behind the idea is working with his mentor and owner of Lakewood’s Deagan’s Kitchen & Bar and Humble Wine Bar, Dan Deagan, on the project. Costanzo will also be working with the members of AODK, Inc., the architecture firm helping to design and carry out the plan, reports Cleveland 19.

According to, if the project is approved, it will include outdoor beer garden and areas for food trucks outside, as well as fire pits and heaters to keep the space open all year long. There will also be two buildings, one with an indoor bar, restrooms and storage, and another that will open up and allow air circulation during the summer months.

About four food trucks would be in the vicinity at one given time, says Costanzo, and these vehicles would be changed out every day. Some of these trucks could include Chill Pop Shop, Eco Cafe, the Fired Up Taco Truck and Betty’s Bomb Ass Burgers, all of which are local to the Cleveland area, as FoodTrucksIn reports.

The location of the beer garden and food truck park is right across from Edwards Park, which is home to a number of sports games throughout the year. That could mean an array of customers including hungry parents, kids, and coaches just steps away. Not to mention, it is also relatively close to Downtown Lakewood, meaning great accessibility for a variety of individuals.