Greensboro business owners say free 2-hour parking might help downtown

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Lynn Hey/News & Record

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dozens of restaurateurs and retailers say downtown has a problem that’s costing them millions: Parking.

No, not the number of spaces available. The number of tickets issued.

Business owners say they’ve noticed in the last two or three years a distinct drop in business on weekdays, particularly around lunch time. That coincides, they say, with a new, aggressive style of parking enforcement by the city of Greensboro.

They say ticket agents, at the behest of the city, look for reasons to issue fines. That’s because the city needs the $1.25 million income it budgeted from parking tickets, the owners say.

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