6:19 am July 7, 2011, by Henry Unger
Atlantic Station visitors will have to buy something to get free parking starting Monday, AJC writer Arielle Kass reports.
When visitors spend money at stores, food trucks or restaurants, they will receive a validation card to be inserted into pay machines with their parking ticket, Kass reports. Currently, they get two hours of free parking without any proof of purchase.
The move comes as part of a planned $2.5 million upgrade to Atlantic Station’s parking facilities to make the deck brighter and easier to navigate, Kass reports.
What do you think of this? Will it cause you to buy something? Or will you go elsewhere?
Is this an understandable sign of the times, given the tough economy? Or is it a counterproductive move that will drive people away?
Do you think more malls and shopping centers will try this out?
- Henry Unger, The Biz Beat
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