It was a bit of a surprise recently when we parked on SH 1 in Putaruru, and my husband went across the road to purchase a coffee to go, and while waiting in the car, I noticed a sign on the verge, telling people this was not a parking spot for the restaurant. Now forgive me if I am not up with the play here, but surely this is a public parking area, where we are allowed to park for at least 1 hour, if not 2 before we are required to move the vehicle.
Comments to others have found this is becoming a regular occurrence in the Putaruru area. A friend was asked to move her car in Arapuni St, because she was not entering the shop which she was parked outside (she was going to shop two doors up the street).
What is the matter with some shopkeepers in Putaruru.
We are trying to encourage new business into the area, and two lots (that I know of) are trying to limit who can park where.
It is not as if the areas parked in are in the main shopping area, in fact well outside it, so parking is not and probably never will be an issue.
There is even an uncomfortable feeling about parking in a local business hub, because the staff are watching to see if you park in Their designated parking spots, that you actually go into their business.
Well folks, if I park in those areas, yes I will be buying from you, but if I want to go to get a coffee in the same area, I will do so.
Be aware, there are other stores in town selling your products and I can take my business elsewhere. S Harper, Putaruru