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Coutesy of: http://www.myparkingsign
Recently the new owners of the Basketville building erected a sign at the entrance to their lot warning that only parking for their building was allowed, and that violators would be towed. It also stated on the sign that video cameras are being used.
One side is disappointed, and angry they will not be able to use the lot for their restaurant, the owners of the lot want to use the lot they own for their businesses, and restaurant.
I understand both sides, but the owner of the lot has say as to how the lot is used, and they have chosen to have the lot service their property. Nothing wrong with that, they own it. Would it be nice to allow some overflow parking from TJ's into the parking lot? Yes, but business is seldom nice. Business is business, and if the restaurant that will open at the old Basketville building takes off, then what? Where do their customers park?
Comes back to the need for municipal parking in town. Some towns have bylaws mandating the use of privately owned downtown parking lots to be accessible to all, but most have a lot set aside for public parking. Even then, there would be some walking after one parks. We are a town that is spread for a few miles along Main Street, and one lot would not be enough. Until that happens we can expect more parking drama, and that does impede businesses, and growth.