Like most business in the region they’ve suffered through a challenging 2012.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could encourage downtown business in Cornwall by suspending Parking Meters for the month of December?
The only locations for meters in our city is the Pitt Street and Montreal Road corridors. A casual drive by sees far too many for rent signs right now and our sales reps are reporting a lot of complaints of struggles from merchants.
For the few shekels the meters gain for the city surely the benefits for merchants would far exceed in value?
It’s a shame that none of our city council have the initiative to bring something like this forward because our downtown core needs a boost.
Recently I was visiting Brockville Ontario’s King street and one of the meters actually said that 2 free hours of parking was sponsored by the city.
What a great concept. Something that could even be marketed if adopted by Cornwall even if only for the month of December to encourage people to consider that there’s more to shopping in our city than Brookdale?
What do you think Cornwallites?
Do parking meters serve a real purpose any longer?
Is it time to abolish them completely?
Or simply find ways to improve things for business like having free parking in December?
Some businesses also stated that they’d love to see permits.
Something that especially is important for people like Real Estate agents instead of having to keep piles of loose change to fill meters are they make their frequent stops downtown?
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