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Food Truck Fridays: A tasty new reason to visit the Huntridge strip mall

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The Huntridge Shopping Center, 1120 E. Charleston Blvd.
Photo: Mikayla Whitmore

In addition to the tavern and the thrift store, there’s a new reason to stop by the Huntridge Shopping Center at Maryland Parkway and Charleston Boulevard. Food Truck Fridays, a lunchtime food-truck gathering, begins March 25 and repeats on Fridays through April 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Confirmed vendors include Blue Mahoe and its island barbecue, Korean hot-dog staple Buldogis Unleashed and comfort foodery Dazzling Bistro. And it’s possible that MTO Café, Soul Food Cafe Express and Sauced will participate.

The effort is one of many by developer J Dapper to attract visitors and potential tenants to the strip mall, which he purchased last year. Dapper plans to add a mid-century facade and vintage-style signage, relocate the pharmacy and add a drive-through. Andrea Catalano of Dapper Companies says new tenants are in the works and still under wraps.

“As we redevelop our properties in this historic part of Las Vegas, we want to do cool things like this to attract more people to the Huntridge area and to tap into First Friday and all the innovative things that are happening around us in Downtown Las Vegas,” Dapper says.

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