Did I just criticize the mayor? YES! Shocker.
Am I about to praise the mayor? YOU BETCHA!
Because it directly affects me, you see, and I’m all about ME! Mememememememe!
What’s got two thumbs and is me? ME!
The Pittsburgh Parking Authority agreed Thursday to provide free weekend parking at all 11 of its garages during the holiday season.
Garages in Downtown, Oakland and Shadyside will offer free parking after 4 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.
This is fantastic news for us downtown business owners! I could high-five the shit out of some politicians right now.
And second and most important!
In another incentive to bring more people Downtown, the mayor’s office, in conjunction with the Market Square Association and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, will begin offering valet parking to visitors starting Wednesday.
The parking will be available in Market Square from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. The cost will be $5.
“This is an exciting new service to be tested Downtown to see if there’s a demand,” said Nick Nicholas, a restaurateur and merchant who serves as spokesman for the Market Square Association.
While the drop-off point is in Market Square, Mr. Nicholas said the service is available to anyone who comes Downtown to eat, to go to a show or for some other purpose. He said the $5 fee covers the entire evening.
This is a big deal and Nick has been talking about doing this for a while now. We looked into having valet parking for our restaurant but then we were crushed by a dollar sign the size of your car.
So take advantage, Burghers, so that we can keep this service around. Go and support all of us downtown merchants!
And if you see Lukey, shake your head sadly at him and then give him a high-five and hand that man a juice box in his favorite flavor.