Beaufort gets it. Bluffton doesn’t.
I am referring to a desperately needed parking garage in Old Town Bluffton. More restaurants and businesses are under construction, but parking for new businesses does not exist.
Lack of parking in Old Town has been a hot topic for some time, with both patrons and business owners complaining about the problem.
However, the decision makers in Bluffton seem blind to the problem and don’t want a parking garage built near The Promenade. To make matters worse, they want to impose parking time limits on patrons. I guess patrons will have to decide whether they want to eat or shop.
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Much of the parking is occupied by workers. Just as businesses were opening on a recent morning, 95 percent of all parking was already taken.
Time is running out.