Thursday, August 26, 2004

Free Levee lunch parking begins in Sept.



The Enquirer

NEWPORT - It's not quite free lunch, but Newport on the Levee will offer free lunchtime parking, beginning Wednesday.

City commissioners have approved a plan to allow visitors to park in the city-owned garage at no charge between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. until Nov. 26.

City officials hope the $3 savings will encourage visitors during the pre-holiday months, traditionally the slowest time of year for retail shopping, Newport City Administrator Phil Ciafardini said.

Under an agreement with the city, Newport on the Levee operates the garage, but all parking rates must be approved by the board of commissioners.




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