By Erica Hernandez | KSAT.com
SAN ANTONIO – The food truck scene in San Antonio is on the rise, even though one of the places that started it all is closing its doors.
Boardwalk on Bulverde opened five years ago to give food trucks a place to park and customers a place to try a variety of different foods.
Since then, the park’s partner company, Cruising Kitchens, has received a lot of business and will now have to build a new facility as it works to build more food trucks.
“Unfortunately, it is a little sad that we have to shut down Boardwalk, but it is because we are expanding our main business,” Boardwalk manager Joshua Davies said.
The new facility will be three times bigger and will be built in the area where Boardwalk on Bulverde is located.
Even though the food truck park is closing, it doesn’t mean there will be a decrease in food trucks. In fact, new food trucks are constantly popping up around town.
Adrian Guerra has seen that growth firsthand. His first food truck was built by Cruising Kitchens.
“They have also made a tremendous impact on San Antonio and the food scene that is coming up right now,” Guerra said.
His current food truck, Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, can be seen at different locations around town and has become a part of the thriving food scene.
“Being a part of a cultural shift has been a really amazing experience,” Guerra said.
As the growth continues, many in the Alamo City can now experience the different high-quality food that is being made around town.
Boardwalk on Bulverde will close down in style with a final “Food Truck Throw Down” this weekend. The event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday.
Parking, entry and beer are free.