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Food Trucks Vie for Coveted Downtown Spaces

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LAS VEGAS - Dozens of food trucks are vying for a handful of prized parking spots downtown.

Approximately 40 to 50 food trucks are registered in the City of Las Vegas. Those that wish to bring their business downtown must enter a lottery for a permit to park at one of six locations.

The ones that don't receive a permit are only allowed to park for 30 minutes at a time at regular parking spaces.

Las Vegas Parking Services officials say these locations were strategically chosen.

The parking spaces are located in front of the Regional Justice Center, at the Stratosphere, near the Discovery Children's Museum in Symphony Park, near University Medical Center Trauma Center and the Children's Hospital of Nevada, in front of Las Vegas City Hall and at the Bonneville Transit Center.

The lottery operates on a rotation. Each food truck owner chooses a location, day, and time and hopes to get his or her first pick.

"What you end up with is multiple food trucks on different days in the same location, so you don't get the same food truck every single day," said Brandy Stanley with City of Las Vegas Parking Services. "It gives trucks the chance to participate and more variety of food."

"I think it will bring more people downtown, because I feel like downtown is slowing… how would I say? Rejuvenating," said food truck owner Tony Tabet.

You can keep track of where your favorite food truck will be parked. The city will post a schedule on its website. The new schedule will be posted in the coming days.

The city plans to add parking spaces if demand for the trucks keeps growing.

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