The first approved food truck park in Lee County celebrated its groundbreaking ceremony, soon it’ll be known as Rooftop at Riverside.
This is a project that Chris Magnus, the founder, says started back in 2019.
“The city of Bonita Springs has been really business-friendly. And they’ve done incredible development up and down old 41,” Magnus says. “Here, the downtown is primed to explode with what the city council’s done.”
Jesse Purdon, a city council member for Bonita Springs, explains the food truck park is just the beginning for the area.
“We had the foresight a long, long time ago, and this area was a very bad area to buy it cleaned it up with the help LCSO,” Purdon said. “Now this is really going to be such a perfect place to restart her downtown. Can we develop it and make it something that everybody.”
Getting to this point for the food truck park was no easy accomplishment. “This has been 20 years coming. And we have been a very thorough process, a lot of public comment hearings, emails, phone calls, and all the rest,” Purdon said. “And I think we’re actually at a place where everybody is gonna be really pleased once this is actually done.”