Parking in Downtown Gainesville has gone through a lot of changes in the past few months, so we wanted to let you know all that we do so you can plan your visit to Loosey’s with the best knowledge available. Things change all the time, so keep an eye on the City of Gainesville’s official parking site for the latest info.
First: Lot 10 (the big parking lot across the street from Loosey’s) is CLOSED for any and ALL parking, 24 hours a day. The new owners have a contract with Superior Towing who will pick up your car with great speed and haul you away. DO NOT PARK IN LOT 10!
Additionally, in response to some recent events in the city parking garage next to Loosey’s, the city is restricting late night access to that area. Only those who have purchased monthly permits for that garage will have access. Below is the quote from the City Manager:
“We live in a beautiful community that has been shocked and saddened by recent late-night violence that has led to a tragic loss of life in the Southwest Parking Garage. We assure you we remain committed to the safety of Downtown neighbors, visitors and parking garage patrons, and are currently adding additional security measures throughout the garage including:
- increasing overnight security patrol throughout the facility Thursdays through Sundays from 7 p.m.-5 a.m.
- expanding the camera system throughout the facility
- upgrading the lighting stystem throughout the facility
Also effective today (5/5/22), we will limit access to the Southwest Parking Garage from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
- The entryway on SW 2nd Street will be closed during these hours.
- The entryway on SW 3rd Street will remain open during these hours only to patrons with parking garage permits, and access will be verified by security guards.
Outside these hours, patrons with parking garage permits retain 24/7 access to the facility via entryways on SW 2nd Street and SW 3rd Street. (Additional information about permits can be found through this link.)It is our hope these changes will help prevent future tragedies as we work to ensure the safety and security of all neighbors.“
– Cynthia W. Curry, Gainesville Interim City Manager