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First Food Cart Fires Up at New Pioneer Courthouse Square Pod

And the premiere food cart is... The Whole Bowl

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With a loyal following for its healthy build-your-own bowls, The Whole Bowl is now open at the hotly anticipated food cart pod in Pioneer Courthouse Square. The Whole Bowl’s eighth location is the first tenant at the pod and threw open the doors on October 30, operating Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Following a renovation, Pioneer Courthouse Square’s new food cart pod benefits from having Feast co-founder Mike Thelin as a consultant. It originally announced the pod would be home to five food carts, but the PBJ’s recent coverage reports six will ultimately take up residence. The only other confirmed cart is Steaks Fifth Avenue.

PBJ also says Pioneer Courthouse Square stipulates its food carts to have a more permanent build out. This is a new approach — one that could fend off calamities like October’s fire in a popular downtown food cart pod — but it comes with a hefty price tag: Steaks Fifth Avenue had to invest around $20,000 (nearly the price of a new food cart) to meet the requirements.

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