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Restaurant Chairs Block Parking Spaces on Ridgewood Avenue on Busy Saturday in the Central Business District

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, sometimes to just have to drop off or pick up . This is the reason some people had reservations about creating a pedestrian mall in the Central Business District . Open parking spaces were being blocked by restaurant chairs on Ridgewood Avenue of Saturday May 22nd  at 11am, peak up and delivery time for merchants in the Village on summer Saturdays . Not only could no one park costing the Village and taxpayers money , merchants could have lost a sales.

Limiting access by creating a pedestrian mall will lessen parking hours , decreases Village parking revenue and cost taxpayers money.  While we enjoy the idea of a pedestrian mall it has to work for everyone and not just benefit a select group . If people can not do quick pickups, merchants and takeout restaurants will lose lots business .

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Recently we reported on Hackensack and their revitalization of their down town after ill-fated attempts to create an outdoor mall going back to the 1970’s  . Ridgewood should learn form past mistakes , not attempt to rewrite history .

 

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Restaurant Chairs Block Parking Spaces on Ridgewood Avenue on Busy Saturday in the Central Business District

  1. Take back the streets for cars. This is getting ridiculous. No one wants the restaurants to fail, but with most restrictions eased or easing, people shouldn’t have to sit in the street much longer.

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  2. The outdoor experience of the pedestrian mall was one of the only good things to come out of the pandemic.

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  3. Looks like Paulie Place. It figures.

  4. This is RPD’s responsibility….

  5. I see the plan to kill the CBD is proceeding nicely.

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