FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2019
MAYOR WAIVES DOWNTOWN PARKING FEES FOR REMAINDER OF THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON
NEW BRITAIN—Mayor Erin E. Stewart is announcing that beginning Monday, Dec. 23rd, she will suspend parking meter fees in the downtown area to provide up to two hours of free parking for holiday shoppers. Regular meter rates and enforcement will resume at 7 a.m. on Thursday, January 2.
“I encourage residents and visitors to visit our downtown to finish out the rest of their holiday shopping. From toys to clothing and restaurants, we have a variety of places in the downtown district to help you find something unique for that someone special on your holiday list,” said Mayor Stewart. “I’ve extended the free parking until the 2nd to allow for some carefree, postholiday shopping as well.”
Meters subject to this suspension include those on Main Street, West Main Street, Arch Street, and the Badolato parking garage; the Szczesny garage is also available for holiday parking. The Blogoslawski/courthouse parking garage will still charge normal parking rates. Handicapped parking rules will be strictly enforced during this holiday period so that persons with disabilities will have full access to parking in the downtown district.
City Parking agents and New Britain Police Department patrols will continue to operate in the downtown area, enforcing the two hour limit. Vehicles left beyond the limit will be subject to ticket and/or towing at the owner’s expense.
“Please join me in helping to make this season a successful one for our local businesses,” said Mayor Stewart.
Contact: David R. Huck
(860)-826-3302 – desk