Great Escape neighbors offer alternative parking

Posted Thursday, June 22, 2006 9:39 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Vance Cohen stood smiling in his full parking lot Tuesday, while the Great Escape's freshly paved and manicured lots next door still sported empty spaces. Cohen's new parking gig has proven lucrative since he began it Sunday, with the 40-spot lot between Shindig's and the Gelato ice cream shop filling to capacity each day -- at $10 a pop. Cohen is battling with the town, which has issued him a notice of violation, over a new business venture he says precedent entitles him to run. His is one of two businesses allowing cars to park all day for a price at or below the Great Escape's newly instituted $10 parking fee.

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