Thursday, January 10, 2013
He said that he weathered the Great Recession fairly well, but that this past summer was the slowest that he can ever remember. He figures about 1/3 of his business now comes from the condo-dwellers (oh oh - WATCH OUT - high-rise residents!) - after all, his is the first barber shop after coming off the bridge and an easy right-hand side of the street location. I asked if he thought the Lucerne had a positive or negative impact to the downtown - and he said it was hard to say. He does know that some residents there park on the street, alongside their building and leave their cars there all day long - ignoring the four hour limit - which we both agreed is going unenforced now - however, that may be changing. He thought, and suggested that other traditional retail shops downtown, would prefer an enforced two-hour limit on parking, but he thinks that the bars and restaurants have lobbied for the universal four-hour limit in the downtown.