Cary Park Ventures to Serve as Food and Beverage Vendor

The Park’s Market 317 and The Bark Bar will serve gourmet offerings with a focus on clean eating and healthy living

July 25, 2023 — CARY, N.C. — Downtown Cary Park, the upcoming urban park spanning seven acres in the heart of downtown Cary, today announced that Cary Park Ventures will serve as its exclusive food and beverage vendor upon completion of construction, prioritizing local sourcing and offering fresh seasonal menus. Cary Park Ventures will service Market 317, an elevated grab-and-go market within Academy Plaza, as well as The Bark Bar, an open air pavilion offering libations and light snacks, situated next to the Park’s ‘Barkyard’ dog park. They will also offer food and beverage service from mobile food carts throughout the park.

“Downtown Cary Park has been intentionally designed as an urban oasis with outdoor facilities, spaces and programming for everyone, and we’re thrilled to work with Cary Park Ventures as our exclusive food and beverage vendor to maximize the experience for Cary citizens and guests” said Joy Ennis, General Manager – Downtown Cary Park. “With a diverse assortment of inclusive dietary options and state-based, seasonal offerings, we’re confident the Park will offer something for all visitors, with exceptional quality, variety and convenience.”

Cary Park Ventures is led by father-son duo John and Mike Cline, who are longtime residents of Cary with extensive experience operating and investing in successful local and regional food and beverage businesses like The Veggie Wagon (Carolina Beach and Masonboro) and Carolina Crust (Raleigh-Durham). 

“As a family that grew up right down the street from the Park site, we’re excited to see the positive impact that Downtown Cary Park is having on the community as a whole,” said Mike Cline, Owner – Cary Park Ventures. “We’re proud to be a part of a project that’s expected to fuel growth and evolution for future generations in our hometown and can’t wait to contribute to a Park that will offer a lifetime of memory-making for visitors.”

To learn more about Downtown Cary Park, visit and follow @downtowncarypark on social for Park construction milestones, programming updates and more. 

About Downtown Cary Park

More than twenty years in the making, Downtown Cary Park spans seven acres in the heart of Downtown Cary surrounded by Academy, Walker, Park and Walnut Streets. Downtown Cary Park is intentionally designed with amenities and programming that everyone can enjoy, from active recreation at Park Street Courts to the respite of the botanical gardens, food and beverage facilities like The Bark Bar and a grab-and-go market in Academy Pavilion, The Nest Play Area featuring iconic, signature cardinal play structures, and the Great Lawn Pavilion for signature performances. To learn more about the Park’s offerings and stay up to date on progress, visit

About Cary

Cary is a thriving community in the heart of the Triangle area of North Carolina, between Raleigh and the renowned Research Triangle Park. The Triangle area has repeatedly ranked among the top regions in the country to live or work, to find a home or start a business, to raise a family or retire. To learn more, visit

About Cary Park Ventures

Cary Park ventures is a family owned hospitality business focused on delivering high quality offerings with a focus on outstanding products and extraordinary customer experience.


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