Fare in the square
Food trucks to fill forgotten Thanks-Giving Square this fall
It's another food truck experience but this time in a unique location: Starting October 17, Thanks-Giving Square in downtown Dallas is hosting Fare in the Square, a lunchtime event every Wednesday and Thursday, 11 am to 2 pm, through the end of November.
Spokeswoman Michelle Meadows says the event is designed to highlight Thanks-Giving Square, among the oldest parks in downtown Dallas and one that deserves more attention.
"It's amazing how may people don't know it's there or have forgotten about it," says spokeswoman Michelle Meadows about Thanks-Giving Square.
"It's been around a very long time, but it's amazing how may people don't know it's there or have forgotten about it," she says.
"At the time, it was designed to be an oasis," Meadows says. "The downside is that, because it's not street level, people don't know it's there or else they walk past it. We now have overnight security, and we're working on improving the lighting situation. The board is looking into ways to make it more accessible.
"Because it is a Philip Johnson design, we want to make sure we do it right. Just knocking down a wall is probably not feasible; there are not a lot of quick fixes. It's a Dallas treasure. But Chris Slaughter is the new president of the board. He's been there about two years, and I've been there a year and a half. There's a big push to see what our next 50 years should look like, and that includes the physical property."
Meanwhile, guests are encouraged take advantage of the park for lunch, explore the property, tour the chapel and museum, and enjoy a food truck snack.