The team behind the bustling, three-year-old SoMa StrEat Food Park are getting set to open a second food-truck gathering spot: SPARK. News arrives via their press team today that SPARK, right in the heart of Mission Bay (601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, at Fourth Street), will have its grand opening starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 25.

The new 18,000-square-foot lot features four fire pits, a full-time cocktail bar, seating area, and coffee bar, as well as space for up to eight food trucks. Like its SoMa counterpart, it will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, be available for private event rentals, and will feature a rotating array of events like food festivals, screenings of sporting events, trivia nights, and weeknight happy hours starting at 4 p.m.

Carlos Muela, founder of SPARK, says, “Our goal at Mission Bay is to cultivate a fun meeting place in the neighborhood. Our name captures the spirit of sparking a conversation, starting a party, and bringing people together." (Also, it's not to be confused with the pot dispensary, SPARC.)

SPARK is one part of a larger project called Parklab, which includes a pop-up soccer field next door that can also be reserved for events. Also reservable: tables for eating and drinking, the fire pits, as well as the vintage double-decker tour bus pictured above and below.

The opening event, a week from Saturday, features "free champagne all day" (not sure if there's a limit per customer, as well as s'mores for use in the fire pits between 5 and 9 p.m.

Those looking to make event reservations should go here.


SPARK - 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North at Fourth Street - Opening June 25

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