When a Downtown grocery store burned down in 2003, the owners wanted to rebuild. But then the economy…you know the rest. So they decided to make it a pop-up dog park! The Barking Lot opened in December 2011 at the corner of Jefferson and Main to serve Downtown’s four-legged condo and apartment residents and their owners. The mini park has benches and a parking space for food trucks. Unfortunately the trucks only serve people food…for now.