Design of the shopfront on the development application.
Design of the shopfront on the development application.

Popular street food vendor plans permanent venue in Ballina

TRIED, tested and successful mobile street food vendors are broadening their horizons, and leasing a shopfront in Ballina.

Lennox Smokin' Barrel, a mobile smoking trailer serving American-style barbecue and smoked cuisine formerly from Sharpes Beach, is poised to be a permanent fixture on Moon Street.

A development application has been lodged with Ballina Shire Council for a commercial kitchen at the new venue.

It will have an outdoor seating plan with a maximum capacity of 25.

According to DA documents, the business would operate 10am-5.30pm Monday to Friday, and 10am-2pm on Saturday.

"Our business model is to sell hot food direct to the public and our new 'Heat N Eat' product," the proponent said via the development application.

Some of the hearty options on offer include beef and pork barbecued ribs, pulled pork, jerk-rubbed chicken and the pair's popular smoked bacon.

They will still offer the crowd favourites, along with new treats.