Shreveport Regional Arts Council
July 30, 2010
Please join Mayor Glover and representatives of the Downtown Development Authority, Shreveport Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau and downtown Shreveport restaurants on Monday, August 2nd, 11:00 am, at 333 Texas Street (outside the Regions Building), for a PRESS CONFERENCE to announce the NEW WEDNESDAY DOWNTOWN LUNCH TROLLEY! The Wednesday Downtown Lunch Trolley is a FREE service where Downtown workers and visitors may catch a free trolley ride to one of three downtown restaurants. Downtown Development Authority, Shreveport Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau and participating restaurants are providing the new service beginning on Wednesday, August 4th. The FREE lunch trolley will run each Wednesday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Lunch Trolley will make stops every 20 minutes at Regions Bank Tower, 333 Texas Street; Government Plaza, 505 Travis Street; and each of the THREE participating restaurants.
The mission of the Wednesday Downtown Lunch Trolley is to provide convenient, easy access for downtown workers to enjoy lunch at one of three downtown restaurants! Each restaurant will develop Wednesday specials that can be served and enjoyed within 20 minutes. Riders can enjoy lunch at their favorite downtown restaurant without losing their parking place or fighting lunchtime traffic and are encouraged to go online and preview their menu choices. For those running short on time, they can call ahead or email to place the order and catch the Lunch Trolley to pick up the order To Go.
Participating restaurants are as follows:
• café @ artspace, 710 Texas Street, www.artspaceshreveport.com, 318.673.6535
• River Rock Grill in the Hilton Hotel, 104 Market Street, www.hilton.com, 318.698.0900
• Texas Street Grille in Mojo’s Bar, 203 Texas Street, www.texasstreetgrille.com, 318.221.0013
While on board the Trolley, riders can enjoy the sites in Downtown Shreveport and pick up information on what the City has to offer. It’s sure to be a breeze in the comfort of the air-conditioned Trolley.
Restauranteers are already planning dynamic Wednesday specials. The café @ artspace allows diners to enjoy art exhibitions on two floors or purchase of a unique item in giftspace while enjoying the café’s signature soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. The Hilton Hotel’s River Rock Grill offers a contemporary fusion of all your local and regional favorites served in a casual sophisticated atmosphere. Finally, the new Texas Street Grille features great big burgers, sweet potato fries, onion rings, club sandwiches, Shrimp PoBoys and a few mouth watering, hunger satisfying pizzas.
The Trolley will stop at the same locations each week, but riders are welcome to walk from any stop to the location of their choice. To catch the Trolley, look for stops along the designated route, and then just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
For further information please contact:
Don Shea, Executive Director, Downtown Development Authority
(318) 222-7403; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacy Brown, President & CEO, Shreveport Bossier Conv. & Tourist Bureau
(318) 222-9391; email: email@example.com
Bob Gansfuss, General Manager, Hilton Hotel Shreveport
(318) 698-0900; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Chisum, Culinary Arts Director, artspace
(318) 673-6535; email: email@example.com
Rebecca Gonzalez, Manager, Texas Street Grille
(318) 221-0013; email: firstname.lastname@example.org