The idea of food wagons circling Greenfield, or at least parking and occasionally setting up shop at a historic farmhouse, isn't dead yet.
Craig Mengeling's newest proposal to turn the farmhouse at 5225 W. Forest Home Ave. into a catering office and auxiliary kitchen for his food wagons now includes revisions and a scaled-back version of what he originally suggested he wanted to do at the location.
Last month, the Common Council took no action on Mengeling's proposal mostly because there were too many concerns and unanswered questions, including those about parking and the aesthetic appeal of the wagons parked on the property.
Mengeling told Greenfield NOW one of the wagons he planned on storing on the site would now be stored on a farm in Franklin and that he has taken care of parking concerns by making arrangements with a local church.
When Mengeling originally brought his idea to the Planning Commission over the summer, he indicated he hoped to develop the area in phases, with the second phase to include an outdoor restaurant that served fish boils and fried chicken.
That second phase is only briefly mentioned in the revised proposal, which is scheduled to be reviewed by the Planning Commission at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9, at City Hall.