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“parking ridiculous in Laurel Village. Shop elsewhere.”

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Laurel Village Shopping Center
Ranked #319 of 546 things to do in San Francisco
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“parking ridiculous in Laurel Village. Shop elsewhere.”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

To whom it may concern,

I received a ticket for parking in the Laurel Village free parking lot, notice no. XXXXXX, on 12/18/2012. I will not be paying this ticket.

I visited several of the businesses along California St on the opposite side of the parking area. I think your system is flawed if you are really depending on a ‘watcher’ to see which direction people are walking in. Is this really the best use of your money? Post several errands, I walked back to my car with my son with a scone and coffee from Peets’ in hand. I asked an attendant if he could verify that I clearly had gone to one of the businesses connected to the parking area, to which he replied, “No, we are not allowed to”. Clearly you are disempowering your employees and have created a system to take advantage of people who support the Laurel Village businesses.

Possibly you should bring back the parking validation or pay for use systems you’ve had in the past. These were very clear ways to ensure that people were visiting the adjacent businesses. Your current system is flawed and assumes dishonesty.

Laurel Village is not so unique that I need to frequent this area, especially if parking is difficult and I need to write letters to ensure that I’m not unfairly charged for parking.

Visited December 2012
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“Parking Problems”
Reviewed April 4, 2006

The area is O.K., but congested. Don't go there and intend to park, it's not worth your time or money.

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“Good neighborhood shopping for locals”
Reviewed October 17, 2002

Laurel Village is a standard for the locals who live in this area. Roughly, the stores are:

Food: Bryan's and Cal-Mart, both grocery stores with a spectacular array of produce and gourmet foods. A second Bryan's for fresh fish and gourmet prepared foods, A.G. Ferrari pastas, sauces and prepared foods, Noah's Bagels.

Coffee shops: Starbucks, Peets and a non-chain cake and pastry shop.

A good book store, some banks, Gap, Imaginarium, the most excellent Papyrus for cards and stationary, a shoe store for children, a Walgreens, a five & dime everything store, and a wine shop.

A block up is Sacramento Street with upscale boutiques for women's, men's and children's clothing, and lots of furniture and antique shops, a number of nice restaurants and a movie theater. It is a shopping street in a residential area.

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