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The Sunny South Dallas Food Park is a community-driven initiative that seeks to create economic mobility and opportunity for South Dallas. We are an urban planning and business incubator that provides a safe space for Black-owned businesses to thrive. By building community equity, we are committed to investing in generational wealth for the South Dallas community. Your donation helps us further our mission of developing sustainable and equitable solutions for the South Dallas community.
Thank you for your support!
- Multiple DatesSun, Jun 18Grand Place (inside of Fair Park)THE Sunny South Dallas Food Park (formerly known as the MLK Food Park) is back with a new name and a new location inside of Fair Park! It's more than a food park but you have to come see for yourself - meet us in the heart of Black history in Dallas!
- Multiple DatesSun, Jul 30Grand Place (inside of Fair Park)THE Sunny South Dallas Food Park (formerly known as the MLK Food Park) is back with a new name and a new location inside of Fair Park! It's more than a food park but you have to come see for yourself - meet us in the heart of Black history in Dallas!
Vendors for the Sunny South Dallas Food Park will be selected and picked based on connection to the park. They are not selected on a first come, first serve basis, each vendors is selected based on location/based in South Dallas, connection with the food park, business professionalism/responsiveness, and intention within space. Vendors that are BLACK-OWNED and/or MINORITY-OWNED will be prioritized!
*Vendors of all races will be reviewed and selected based on above elements but those that are BLACK OWNED will be the primary focus.*
Interested vendors can apply using the link above. We'll reach out to you shortly after reviewing submitted forms.. You will have THREE DAYS or 72 HOURS to respond AND send the needed items listed in the email! Be sure to check your inbox, spam, and junk folders!
The selection email will let you know what items are required to be sent and how to pay the applicable vendor fee. See 'VENDOR SELECTION PROCESS below for more details.
VENDOR SELECTION PROCESS
Once selected vendor fees must be paid within 72 HOURS (3 DAYS) along with submission of logo and signed waiver. If not, their spot will be given to another vendor. If a selected vendor is unable to attend notice must be given to DRBTS ASAP! Please note: vendor fees are NON-REFUNDABLE!
All vendors will have to submit a new application for EACH food park date and will go through the same selection process. Vendors will have the opportunity to select multiple food park dates within the application. Those vendors selected AND confirmed for multiple dates may be eligible to pay a "season" pass fee for the food park.
NON-FOOD VENDORS (retail and/or cottage food) - $50
FOOD VENDORS (food truck, food trailer, and/or or tent set up accepted)
FOOD VENDOR with a CURRENT annual permit with the city of Dallas - $60
FOOD VENDOR that do NOT have a current annual mobile permit with the city of Dallas- $150 (a temporary food permit will be required along with submitting additional documents)
*Dates may change or be added due to weather, unforeseen circumstances or other issues. DRBTS will coordinate make up dates if possible.*
In the true fashion of community we want to encourage a space of collective economics in South Dallas! Our goal is to grow, empower, connect, and coordinate more Black owned businesses and other minority owned businesses in a space that encourages them to GROW! This is also in efforts to fund Black and other minority owned businesses, find capital resources, and carve a permanent space for their businesses to THRIVE!
The Sunny South Dallas Food Park is an extension of an urban planning model for community placemaking of spaces and places particularly in communities of color. It's a for-profit space that encourages generational wealth through Black empowerment, entrepreneurship, collective economics, resources, and incubation for the sustainability of Black owned business development. Our model is a mixture of urban planning, tactical urbanism design, third place ideals, and the incubator space inspired by the late great Nipsey Hussle's Vector90 project in LA. We're on the road to finding a PERMANENT home in South Dallas with permanent, sustainable, and effective resources for businesses and residents alike in South Dallas.
We look forward to bringing sponsors into the family that is the food park that allows mutual benefit for businesses and organizations to understand what we do/who we are while also bridging a relationship that fosters trust and intention with the community of South Dallas! We look forward to building a relationship with you/your business!