The Chatterbox Gearing Up to Open
The Wells County Chamber of Commerce staff, members, and Ossian Revitalization welcomed a new business at the Ossian Enterprise Park called The Chatterbox with a Ribbon Cutting on June 3, 2020. Owners Bob and Ann Meyer celebrated with the family and this new venture due to open on Friday, June 5.
The Chatterbox is a food truck plaza and event center located at the far north end of the complex. The Chatterbox will feature different food truck vendors each day. Initially, lunch will be available Wednesday through Friday from 11am to 1:30pm. Dinner will be available Thursday through Saturday from 4:30pm to 8pm.
The Chatterbox also has a warming kitchen facility and inside seating for 70 people, which will be available to rent for family and business meetings and celebrations.
“Food trucks will be scheduled until fall, with the goal of rotating trucks each week,” explained Bob Meyer. “A marquee will be placed out front, near the road, to notify the public and highlight the food truck that will be coming.”
Bob stated that they hired Spencer Craft to manage the social media posts, work with the vendors and rentals, make sure everything is clean, run the day-to-day operations, and keep everyone happy. “Chatterbox symbolizes what we want to do here: bring people together for fellowship and talk. The tagline is where friends and food meet.”
“Many years ago, there used to be a pizza parlor on the north side of Bluffton; we would meet there with friends and eat. This just seemed perfect to name this venue with the same purpose of gathering friends and creating a connection,” said Bob.
Ossian Enterprise Park is a 5-acre business zoned plot located on State Road 1 at the south end of Ossian. Currently there are two newly constructed 6,500 square foot energy efficient buildings constructed on two acres.
“As businesses continue their need of space, we will continue to build to suite. We have an additional 3 acres of land that is undeveloped to meet future needs,” said Bob.
Pictured in the photo cutting the ribbon is Bob and Ann Meyer with their family; along with member of the Chamber of Commerce and Erin Prible, Executive Director and Mayor John Whicker.