Urban Foodcourt coming to Downtown Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
A new food court is coming to Downtown Las Vegas, but it may not look like the food courts you're used to.
It's not fast-food chains tied together under one roof either -- we're talking about food trucks in a "first of its kind" for Las Vegas.
"It is hard to get the food trucks in the downtown area, so at least people will know where we are located," Dion Katsoris, the owner of Greek Delights, said.
Katsoris says it was an opportunity he could not pass up.
"We try to help each other out, find different events for people," says Katsoris.
Katsoris is finding a semi-permanent home for his Greek Delights Food Truck. This weekend, he will be moving into the Urban Foodcourt on South Main Street.
As many as 10 trucks are going to be in one location, offering customers a variety of options.
"I know there will be a barbeque truck, German sausage truck, there are all different nationalities," said Katsoris.
"I am an artist at heart, and I like the development in the Arts District," Loren Qualls with Urban Foodcourt tells News 3.
Qualls, the community curator on the project, says this location was no fluke.
The city is currently working on major improvements for this portion of Main Street -- wider sidewalks, bike lanes and additional landscaping to create a more pedestrian-friendly feel.
"It is a 'first of its kind' in Las Vegas. It is kind of based on what they are doing out in Portland; there are some near places out in San Francisco," says Qualls.
Today, a few finishing touches on the background for the food court. There is not much to build since the vendors will pull right in.
However, Qualls says there will be live entertainment every weekend, creating a connection for food truck operators.
"They may hit First Friday, a couple of foodie events, but that may be third or fourth events per month. So the idea is how can we help them and also utilize this space," says Qualls.
It's being called the "culinary revolution" for downtown.
The ribbon cutting on the Urban Foodcourt will take place Saturday, May 5, at 5 p.m. And for people who work or live nearby, door dash delivery will be available.