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Food Truck Fridays’ coming to former downtown bus station

Friday, March 9th, 2012

This is a brilliant use for the old bus station, great to see the city and private industry working to make this a better place.

The former bus station on Fourth and Center streets will host monthly “Food Truck Fridays” starting April 6, which will feature some of the city’s food trucks gathering at the downtown Reno location.

The event will happen every first Friday through October and will feature live music and a beer garden hosted by Sparks-based Great Basin Brewery.

Plans for hosting an event at Reno’s CitiCenter has been in the works for weeks, which included the Reno City Council agreeing to spend about $300,000 from a new hotel room tax to spruce up and reopen the shuttered bus station that closed in October 2010.

The project includes moving the police substation that’s in the National Bowling Stadium over to one of the CitiCenter buildings.

The people behind Reno’s GourMelt food truck posted a blog on Friday about the event:

“The city has spent the last few weeks cleaning up the area, repairing things and hanging lights. It is the perfect spot to have the trucks park and serve with plenty of seating and shade! We have the all of the best food trucks from the Truckee Meadows ready to serve some really great grub. There will be live music each month, featuring quite a diverse lineup. The Tumblebus will be there for the kids to play on.”

The Portlandization of Reno continues.