Dozens of well-wishers turned out today for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at The Yard On Mass, a family-friendly food truck park and beer garden that opens Friday at the northwest corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Parker Street.

View video of the seven-minute ceremony after the jump:

Speakers included, in order:

  • Bill Mutz, mayor
  • Michelle Ledford, Lakeland Chamber of Commerce chair
  • Jennifer Waters Batts, Yard on Mass co-founder
  • Craig Morby, Yard on Mass co-founder
  • Alis Drumgo, Community Redevelopment Agency director
  • Matt Patrick, Yard on Mass co-founder
Inside the airy beer hall, which features 22 taps, wines and select mixed drinks.

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