Soft grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Feb. 2

BEAVERTON, OR – (Feb. 7, 2018) – The City of Beaverton has its first food cart pod with the “soft” Grand Opening of BG’s Food Cartel At The Round this Friday, at 4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave., in Beaverton at 11:30 a.m. A City of Beaverton official is expected to attend the ceremony.

The family and pet-friendly site features a diverse lineup of food choices with a total 31 food cart pods featured. The site is on the corner of Southwest Millikan and Rose Biggi Avenue. Hours of operation: Mondays – Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Domonic Biggi said he is proud to be working with his siblings Dean and Dana to be offering a special destination gather place on the former home and horseradish farm site of his late grandmother and Beaverton Foods’ Founder Rose Biggi.

“We think grandma Rose would be pleased that we’re supporting several other food local small businesses in this project; it’s in her honor that there is a rose on the suit lapel of the logo,” Domonic said.

Dana, Leasing/Vendors Manager, added that “Each of us bring a different skill set to the table. Our family has been about launching small businesses. We’re the next generation carrying it forward.”

Dean, the Operating Partner added that “he is especially thankful for the help their parents Gene and Lindi have given as well as their Aunt Louise and the staff at the City of Beaverton.”

The food cart site also features The Speakeasy, an indoor/outdoor bar that will serve beer and wine. There is an entertainment space to feature music. There will be ample sitting for families and groups both inside and outside. It’s designed to be pedestrian friendly with bike racks and an easy walk from light rail. There will be lawn space, a fire pit, a deck, free cable and Wi-Fi as well as several other amenities.

The diverse food selection includes the following vendors: Abuela Chona (Argentinian); Altengartz (German); Asian Legend (Chinese); Aybla Grill (mediterranean); Belly Bar and Kickin’ Chicken Wings (American); Bow Tie Baristas (Local coffee & treats); Chinese Lucky Dragon (Cantonese); Isabella’s Eatery (Italian); Ma Long Jim; Marianas (Guam); PreTea (Handcrafted Premium Teas); Thai Bloom! and E-San (Thai); The Tamale House (Mexican); and Urban Avocado (Fresh & Healthy).

The City of Beaverton has been a supporter of the Biggi family project. In June 2016, Dana Biggi of Gene Biggi Properties was awarded the city’s food cart pod competition grant for up to $25,000 in matching funds to assist in predevelopment and/or construction related activities in rder to create a food cart pod with central Beaverton’s urban renewal district.

“BG’s Food Cartel is transforming a vacant lot into a gathering space for our community,” said City of Beaverton’s Mayor Denny Doyle. “As Beaverton’s food scene continues to evolve, we’re happy to support this project.”

Site history of BG’s Food Cartel At The Round:
The Biggi family has owned this property since the early 1900s. Domonic, Dana and Dean Biggi own and operate BG’s Food Cartel At The Round under the corporation BG-3, LLC, formed in the summer of 2017.  The BG’s Food Cartel At The Round site at 4250 SW Rose Biggi Avenue is located on the former property of the home, horseradish farm, and headquarters of Beaverton Foods, which was founded by Rose Biggi. Beaverton Foods is a specialty condiments manufacturing company the Italian immigrant started in 1929 during The Great Depression from her farmhouse’s basement, where Rose started grinding and bottling homegrown horseradish roots. Beaverton Foods has now grown to a fourth generation, privately owned, multimillion dollar family business with more than 150 specialty condiments and 70 employees. These products are sold in mainstream grocery and specialty foods stores, restaurants, and gourmet shops throughout the US and in 12 foreign countries. For more information or for food cart pod inquiries, please call (503) 380-9007 or visit www.bgfoodcartel.com. The email address is: info@bgfoodcartel.com.