New holiday parking hours encourage shopping in downtown Spokane

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by BREANNA ROY & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on November 23, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 23 at 8:41 PM

SPOKANE--This year the holiday shopping season comes with a perk when you park in downtown Spokane; parking meters are free earlier in the day.

Starting Friday, you can park for free after 5 p.m.  The ordinance will remain in affect through the entire holiday season.
   
City Councilman Steve Salvatori says it's a great way to encourage people to shop and dine downtown.  He says Spokane has some big-name stores that draw people downtown; like Nordstrom, Macy's and the Apple Store.
   
You can park for free after 5 p.m. through Jan. 5th, but come Monday, Jan. 7th, you’ll be expected to pay through 7 p.m. again.

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