The Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority (FRA) is soliciting submissions from individuals or business interested in locating and operating a commercial mobile food truck or trailer on and identified public space in downtown Fitchburg, MA. The successful party/parties (“Food Truck Vendors”) will be responsible for concession operations in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in this RFP and Food Truck License Agreement made subsequently between the FRA and the successful Food Truck Vendor(s) (“Agreement”).
The goal of permitting food vendor concession privileges at Putnam Place are to offer high quality value-based menu items to visitors; to create a casual, engaging dining experience, to attract new visitors to Putnam Place, and to complement the downtown work, evening, and weekend scene.
About the Location:
Putnam Place, located at 166 Boulder Drive is a former GE manufacturing site that today serves various entities including a National Science Foundation laboratory (NEON), a tech start-up (Fitchburg Fiber, LLC), the Northern Worcester County Registry of Deeds, River Styx Brewery, and Leonardo DRS, a military defense contractor and factory.
The property is located in the heart of downtown within walking distance to Main Street, the Fitchburg State University Theatre Block, City Hall, and the MBTA rail line to name a few. Just one street away from Main Street, the location is currently on a one-way arterial, but is soon to change to 2-way.
The location of the commercial mobile food truck/trailer will be centrally located within the property along Boulder Drive. Electricity will be made available for plug-in option. A parkette will also be installed for seating adjacent to the Food Truck Vendor. There will be no access to water. Public rest rooms are available within the building for Food Truck Vendor and staff.