Mark's Carts Third Season
And get a food truck. Still, a patch of concrete behind Downtown Home & Garden is probably the cheapest way to start a restaurant, other than a hot dog cart on the city sidewalk. Mark's Carts will open for a third season on April 1.
Hodesh says that $9,500 might sound like a lot for a few square feet of pavement with no walls, but it includes all utilities and use of the commercial kitchen on site. You also get as much mentoring as you want from Hodesh, who seems to enjoy being paterfamilias of an ever-growing crop of new restaurateurs. Hodesh owned the Fleetwood for three years in the early 1970s before he bought Downtown Home & Garden (then Hertler's), so his advice isn't insignificant.