Hall Street change would hurt business

I would like to address the proposed change to the traffic pattern on Hall Street

I would like to address the proposed change to the traffic pattern on Hall Street and removing the parking along this particular section.

First, as a business owner on Baker Street, I would like to state that making this change to Hall Street would be detrimental to the businesses on that street that rely heavily on the available parking that is situated there.

Hall Street parking is one of the most precious commodities that influence the success of the businesses on the eastern corridor of Baker Street.

We are all aware of the inadequate parking that is available for the type of draw that Baker Street creates and we need to be searching for ways to increase the availability of parking in order to keep Baker Street as a major draw for local and tourist traffic.

Historical Baker Street has been our city’s greatest claim to fame and we feel that our city council should be expending its efforts to create ways for people to utilize this precious tourism commodity and expand available parking rather than further reducing people’s ability to enjoy the eclectic atmosphere that the businesses provide there.

We don’t want to be a drive-by tourist attraction, but would rather be an invite you to come and stay and enjoy all the benefits that the downtown core has to offer destination.

Tim O’Keefe

Owner/Manager

Pharmasave Baker Street