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A place to park

October 9, 2008
Lake Placid News
It’s good to see village officials and the local police department acted quickly to address losing the parking spaces in the lot adjacent to the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery.

The recent announcement that the village will allow parking along Mirror Lake Drive across the street from the brewery is great news. Although the move does not solve the village’s parking problem, it does demonstrate that officials recognize the issue and are willing to take action when possible.

Thanks go out to the parking lot’s owners, the Lussi family, who allowed the village to use the area for the last four or five years. It is their prerogative to close the lot to the public and move ahead with plans to build a boutique hotel at that location. The Lussis did not have to allow anyone to park there — ever.

Residents can expect to see the Mirror Lake Drive parking spots open after signs are posted along the opposite side of the street that say “No Parking ... Tow Away Zone.” This is another prudent move by the police department to allow access by emergency vehicles. Once parking is allowed on one side, if motorists park across the street, it will make the street too narrow.

It is apparent that officials are mindful of the parking woes in the village, and the issue should continue to be addressed. Residents and visitors alike shouldn’t have to feel the stress of finding a place to park.


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