Taste of Amherst Day 2
Fearless Jada flying
Just when you safely thought Amherst town center could not get any more inviting--the aroma of food from a plethora of providers, a live band rocking the crowd, weather more gorgeous than the day before, all topped off by a BIG beautiful American flag flapping high over the proceedings--you come upon THIS:
Parking Ticket (bad) Taste of Amherst
A friendly reminder of the town's anti-business demeanor.
Large signs distributed throughout parking lot in front of Town Hall
Why is it the town allows free parking around Christmas to attract visitors to the downtown but not for the biggest event of the year--The Taste of Amherst?
If you really squint you can see the 8AM to 8PM on paystation behind Town Hall, but no other signage
Boxers figured out a long time ago that the closing round of a fight is the one that makes a lasting impression on the judges. Topping off a fun family night with a parking ticket leaves behind a very bad taste--one that makes consumers think twice about patronizing the downtown.