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Here come the food trucks: Lynn’s Ironbound Emporium is opening April 21

Staff of the National Fire Escape Association admire the murals while gearing up for The Food Truck Emporium's grand opening on Saturday. (Bella DiGrazia)

LYNN — The Downtown Cultural District is getting a makeover this weekend with a variety of food trucks, street art, and live performances.

IronBound’s Food Truck Emporium has been in the works since the beginning of last fall. The emporium is part of IronBound Marketplace, a hopeful outdoor and indoor market that will call Mount Vernon Street home. The focus behind the marketplace is good food, live entertainment, and local art.

A block party will be held on Saturday, April 21 to celebrate the Food Truck Emporium’s debut. According to flyers passed out by emporium workers, the block party will be from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will host seven different food trucks, two breweries offering local craft beer, and over a dozen live performers along the street. There will even be a number of local face-painters to distract kids while their parents check out the city’s new hangout spot.

Then there are the food trucks; Walloons Fried Chicken Sandwiches & Fries, Chef Leo’s Kitchen offering Mexican, American, Arabian, and Cuban cuisine, Perros Paisas, Indulge India, Da Bomb, Daddy’s Bonetown Burgers, and Chikchak Food Truck will give visitors options from several cultures. Bentwater and Down The Road breweries will also be on hand with craft beer.

Francisco ‘Cisco’ Meneses, the man behind the emporium, Justin Morley, the administrative coordinator, and their crew have been working for months ahead of the grand opening. Mount Vernon Street, now covered in wall murals by local artists, will have string lights hanging all along the road to emphasize the cozy vibe they’re trying to give the city.

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