In order to keep Downtown convenient and keep traffic rolling, this week members of the Historic Downtown Plano Association spoke in depth about Plano Artfest on September 17 and Steinfest at the end of October, as well as other Downtown Plano news–including a trial run of a new valet system serving Downtown Plano.

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More and more people are turning to Historic Downtown Plano to live and work. There’s the trendy new Junction 15 apartments and the luxury housing community, Rice Field, coming soon. There are many awesome retail stores and restaurants already in Downtown and more are on the way: Bracane Company, Baxter’s Salon & Boutique, Saraiya PLLC, A Community of Faith, Magaly and XO Coffee Company, LLC. As traffic increases, the valet system will hopefully keep it all running smoothly.

Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Plano, Downtown Plano will launch a 3-month-long valet service, beginning on September 19 with two podiums: one at McCall Plaza, and one at Vontress street. It will be available during lunch and dinner, with vehicle storage all around the Downtown area.  Come by this fall and test it out for yourself!

*UPDATE as of 9/20/16

The HDPA released new plans for the trial period of the valet system, thanking members of the community for their feedback. “We listened to all the feedback and worked with the valet vendor to negotiate an agreement that should benefit everyone—businesses and visitors alike.” The agreement allows the Association to extend complimentary valet to all customers who come downtown regardless of the business they are visiting.

“In an effort to make this program implementation as smooth as possible for both businesses and visitors, your customers will not have to worry about validations during the three-month trial. Visitors will be able to use the valet service with no purchase required. Sponsorship will be provided by Mercedes-Benz of Plano who has been a tremendous partner in this effort.”

After the three month trial period, the valet program will be evaluated and the validation system will be reassessed.

Visitors will not need to worry about validation or proof of purchase from downtown restaurants and businesses. Be sure to visit during the trial period for free valet and enjoy Downtown Plano hassle-free!

Valet Service

When: September 19-Christmas

  • Lunch service: Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Dinner service: Thursday-Saturday 5 p.m. -Close

Where: Turn over your car at two podiums, one at McCall Plaza and one at Vontress St.

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Alexandra Cronin

Alexandra Cronin is Local Profile's senior editor. She has been with the company since 2016. She loves great coffee, good food, and average wine.