Ocala Main Street, City of Ocala, and many of the downtown businesses have joined together to provide a free valet parking service for downtown.
A complaint that is often repeated is that there is nowhere to park. This initiative, along with the Free Downtown Parking Garage (located on SE Fort King Street and SE Osceola Avenue) are efforts to change this perception and provide additional parking options. Angie Lewis, Ocala Main Street President of the Board said, “We want everyone to be able to enjoy our downtown and everything it has to offer as a great place to dine, shop, and play. Making it easier for our citizens and visitors to park is a great way to do this.”
Businesses participating in the Free Valet Service are: Brick City Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar, Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, Ivy on The Square, Hello Gorgeous Salon, Brick City Boutique, Crave LA Studio, Ivy Boutique, The Corkscrew, Shannon Roth Collection Olivia & Co. Kids, Agapanthus, Stella’s Modern Pantry, and Brick City Center for the Arts, The Lodge, and The Pink Hanger Collection with more businesses joining soon.
It is very easy to use, just pull into one of the four designated parking spots on the southeast corner of the Square (directly across from Mark’s Prime Steakhouse. The valet service will give you a ticket and they will park your car in the garage. Get your ticket validated when you patron one of the participating businesses and your parking will be free.
The hours off operation are Tuesday – Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm and 5:00pm – 10:00pm and Saturday 5:00 – 10:00pm. (Client’s ticket must be validated by participating business and thus it will be a free service to client.)
If ticket is not validated there will be a $10.00 charge.
“We love it.”, said Shannon Roth, owner of Shannon Roth Collection Olivia & Co. Kids, “This is such a great service that we can offer our valued customers. It’s easy for them to come downtown, enjoy lunch, a little shopping, and just relax, without the worry of finding parking and then messing with the meters.”
Ocala Main Street, City of Ocala, and these downtown businesses encourage you to use the Free Valet and enjoy our downtown.