By Contributor | MYNews3.com
Food truck operators interested in having access to four parking spots in downtown Las Vegas on a rotating basis must register for a lottery by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27. The lottery will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., in the first-floor training room No. 3 at 8 a.m.
The city’s mobile food vendor pilot program provides designated parking spaces for food trucks to do business downtown. Registrations for the lottery will be accepted at the city of Las Vegas Parking Services Office, located at 500 S. Main St. Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The drawing is restricted to companies currently licensed to operate mobile food vending trucks inside the Las Vegas city limits. Entries will be limited to one per company. There is a non-refundable fee of $50 per licensee to enter the lottery. The mobile food vendor license is not a privileged license and can be obtained online at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/business or by contacting business licensing at (702) 229-6281.
Spaces available through the lottery include 200 Lewis Ave. in front of the Regional Justice Center; 100 Cincinnati Ave. (for five trucks at one time near the Stratosphere); 388 Promenade Place (for one food truck and one dessert truck in the city parking lot for Discovery Children’s Museum in Symphony Park); and the 1900 block of Goldring Avenue (for one food truck and one dessert truck near University Medical Center Trauma Center and the Children’s Hospital of Nevada). Spaces at 1 Lewis Ave. (City Hall) and 181 E. Bonneville Ave. (Bonneville Transit Center) will be removed from the pilot program effective Jan. 31, 2014.
For more information on the lottery, download the application packet or call (702) 229-6863.