The Rail Yard Incubator moved one step closer to opening after a meeting with the Denison Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday morning.


P&Z approved a conditional-use permit that allow the entire building to serve beer and wine. The business hopes to operate similar to a food court with smaller mini restaurants and a single alcohol provider.


The owner of the building, Josh Massey was asking the commission to approve a permit that would cover the entire facility in order to prevent individual vendors from needing to return to make additional requests.


The vendors at Rail Yard Incubator will operate under short-term leases as a means to sample their food idea to the area and test the market. The incubator was originally slated to open during the summer of 2019. There have already been a handlful of businesses sign leases including the Green Growler who is expected to be serving the bulk of the alcohol for the establishment initially.


The final approval still has to go before the Denison City Council which will next meet on Monday at City Hall.


Are you excited for the TRYIncubator coming to downtown Denison? Let Denison area reporter Richard A. Todd know what type of food you would like to see there by emailing rtodd@heralddemocrat.com. He can also be reached on Facebook and Twitter @RichardAToddHD.