The Basel market food truck opens this summer on Highland Road
Sitting in a pastel green bistro chair – one of many that will soon fill rooms at Basel’s Market’s permanent location on Highland Road – in a white-walled room set aside for the restaurant’s market, owner Kalyn Lindsly gazes out the window onto the front yard and envision the lively crowds she hopes will fill it this summer.
After a year of quietly searching for a place to plant her feet, Lindsly’s vision of turning the Basel market from a food truck to a brick and mortar began to materialize before her eyes. What was once just an old house now takes new coats of paint, old knickknacks, heavy material to serve up sandwiches, and a host of finishing touches to welcome the Basel Market to its new home.
“I couldn’t wait to sell the food truck,” Lindsly says. “I had been running it since 2017 and knew the time was right. This place is so lovely and gives you a warm atmosphere. I was ready for people to come to me anytime, not just when I was parked. “
At 5435 Highland Road, the soon-to-open Basel Market location is tucked away from the busy street, hidden behind brick walls that lead through a green door into a charming little courtyard – and the interior is everything. also welcoming. From the wooden floors to the fireplace and the slender wooden front door with a bell ready to ring for visitors as they step inside, the Basel market exudes an old world charm.
“The food truck was very rustic, and this place gave me some space to become the cuteness that I wanted,” Lindsly laughs. “If I tried to keep fresh flowers in the food truck, they would fall off, but here you can see all the pretty things in the open.”
With the food truck parked for good, Lindsly hopes to pass the truck on to someone just as excited to pursue her dream as she was four years ago. Each week, strolling down the road in this big metal machine, Lindsly experienced all the growing difficulties of starting a food business that would eventually lead the Basel market to a permanent home.
“I knew I wanted to do this, but I knew I had to start at the bottom,” Lindsly says. “That’s why I made the food truck. I wanted to see what I was doing that people liked and make people grow with me. I feel like people love to see you start from the start, see all of your challenges and stick with you. I really enjoyed it.
With doors set to open to shoppers this summer, Basel’s existing market clientele can expect all of their favorites to remain on the menu, but with a few surprising additions.
“Maybe I’ll dab on some things, but I’ll try to keep it simple. I’m not going to try too hard to confuse the menu, but I will add healthier dishes and, of course, desserts, ”Lindsly chuckles.
As Lindsly points her I’s and crosses her Ts to prepare for the Basel market opening, she also thinks about the new smiley faces she’ll meet and the exciting times to come.
“The Basel Market Food Truck has been our home for several years, so we’re delighted to have a permanent home and invite everyone,” says Lindsly. “It’s like a Nancy Meyers movie, and I can’t wait for everyone to see this lovely new environment.”
Follow Basel Market on Instagram for full details on opening plans.
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