Local food truck opening storefront in downtown Harrisonburg

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — A local award winning food truck will be parking it's truck and expanding into a physical storefront this summer.

Mashita has been serving customers Korean inspired dishes since 2013 from it's food truck on East Market Street.

Mashita, a Korean-dish-inspired food truck, will be opening a brick and mortar store off of North Liberty street.

The restaurant will occupy the space that was once "Meals 4 Home" and will be using much of the equipment that was once there before.

The business, which was awarded "The Best Food Truck in the Shenandoah Region" by Virginia Living Magazine in 2018 and 2017, said they're opening the store to appeal to more customers in the winter.

"This allows us a little bit of insulation from the trials and tribulations presented by weather and environmental factors that make it hard for a food truck to do business year round," said Mikey Reisenberg, owner of Mashita.

Reiseneberg said his team looks forward to bringing new dishes to the restaurant and giving those in downtown Harrisonburg a new experience.

"It's an experience I hope they take away with them, whether it's trying Korean BBQ for your 1000th time but trying it under our roof instead," Reisenberg said, "or having it for the very first time and then walking away with a new experience that you can treasure and remember back on, those are the kind of things that pushed me to get into this business."

Although, if you're a fan of the food truck, there's no need to worry. Mashita will still be using their food truck for catering, special events and festivals to provide great tasting food.

Reisenberg said they hope to have the storefront open by the start of the summer.