An entertainment indoor/outdoor complex featuring food, a stage, and volleyball courts will be built in Liberty Township near Lakota East High School and is planned to open next year.

LIBERTY TWP. – Aspiring chefs may soon be offering their dishes at the Liberty Food Park – an indoor/outdoor entertainment complex that will be built near Lakota East High School.

Trustees approved preliminary plans and a necessary zone change Tuesday to allow the project to move forward.

Besides food, the park will have a bar, a stage for live music and outdoor space for a variety of activities including volleyball.

Heather and Mike Ewers plan to have spaces for six chefs – five offering food, the sixth serving ice cream and desserts at a two-story, 13,322-square-foot building planned for a 3.4-acre site on Wyandot Lane at Lakota Lane.

“This is a concept we wanted to bring to Liberty Township. It’s really inspired by markets in Europe,” Mike Ewers said.